Dust storm, light rain bring relief to Delhi

Dust storm, light rain bring relief to Delhi

Dust storm, light rain bring relief to Delhi

A dust storm accompanied by light rain lashed parts of the national capital offering much-needed relief to Delhiites, who were reeling under extreme heat over the past few days.

The dust storm blowing at a speed of 39 km per hour hit the Safdarjung observatory during the evening hours, with the maximum temperature being recorded at 39.2° Celsius, a notch above the season’s
average.

Saturday’s minimum temperature was recorded at 29 degrees, six notches above the normal, making it the highest in the last six years.

The recording of the Safdarjung observatory is considered the official figure for the city.

“Traces” of rainfall was recorded at the Ridge and Ayanagar, said a Met department official.

Humidity levels oscillated between 64 and 39%.