Mercury dips in Delhi after dust storm

New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 02, 2018, 12:13 PM IST
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 A day after a dust storm hit Delhi-NCR, the mercury slipped a few notches in the national capital, bringing some relief from the hot weather.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, one notch below the normal, the Meteorological (MeT) Department said.

A dust storm and thunderstorm has been forecast for today as well, a MeT official said.

The dust storm last night that hit Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, and Ghaziabad, had brought the maximum temperature down from 42 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature yesterday had settled at 30 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 42 degrees Celsius later in the day.

The temperature recorded in other weather stations were -- Palam (25.4 degrees Celsius), Lodhi Road (24.7), Ayanagar (25) and Ridge (25).