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Rain in Delhi brings relief from scorching heat, more pre-Monsoon showers expected till June 19

India Today logo India Today 16-06-2019 India Today Web Desk

Light rainfall on Sunday brought respite from scorching heat in Delhi, with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius. According to the latest weather report, pre-Monsoon showers in Delhi will continue till June 19.

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The weather office has forecast rain during the day and said that the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 40 degrees Celsius in Delhi.

"The sky will remain cloudy in the day. Dust storm and thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds at the speed 40-50 km per hour is expected at some isolated places," said an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official.

Rains have been forecast in Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Ghaziabad till June 19.

A severe dust storm hit the national capital region on Wednesday evening providing respite from the sweltering heat of the last several days. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorm with dust waging gusty winds at the speed of 70-80 kmph to hit Delhi.

Saturday's maximum temperature was recorded at 43.4 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, while the minimum was 27.8 degree Celsius.

Some places in Rajasthan received light rain on Saturday, bringing respite from the sweltering heat, even as Churu recorded the state's highest maximum temperature of 45.8 degrees Celsius.

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