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Rain gives respite to Delhi from scorching heat

Rain and thunder showers were witnessed in several parts of the national capital around 8.30 pm, bringing the temperature down. The maximum temperature touched 40.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal, the Met department said.

The relative humidity oscillated between 66 per cent and 27 per cent. The weather man has forecast partly cloudy sky on Monday with a possibility of rain and thunderstorm or dust storm in the national capital.

“The maximum temperature on Monday will be around 39 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature around 28 degrees Celsius,” the Met department said.

Hot weather conditions prevailed in most parts of Punjab and Haryana, where Hisar registered a maximum temperature of 43.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Bhiwani and Karnal in Haryana recorded above normal maximum temperatures of 41.6 and 39.5 degrees Celsius, respectively, a Meteorological Department report said. Chandigarh, the common capital of Haryana and Punjab, registered a maximum temperature of 38.5 degrees Celsius.

In Punjab, Ludhiana recorded an above normal maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, while Patiala and Amritsar recorded 40.2 and 39.8 degrees Celsius, respectively. According to the MeT forecast for the next two days, light rain or thundershowers are likely at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab. 

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