Dust storm keeps mercury from shooting up (Lead)

May 20th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhiites had some relief from the sultry heat as dust storms Tuesday evening kept the mercury from shooting up Wednesday, the weatherman said.
The Met department has predicted the weather would remain more-or-less the same Thursday.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature recorded Wednesday was a notch above average, at 41.7 degrees Celsius. The minimum was an average 26.5 degrees Celsius.

“The low pressure zone created over the capital is likely to bring more thundershowers, bringing down the temperature after a hot and sultry week,” an IMD official said.

The humidity level was recorded at 57 percent.

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