Light, scattered rains in parts of Delhi

New Delhi: It was cloudy and sunny in patches today in the national capital which also witnessed light scattered rains in some parts of the city.

The Safdarjung observatory, the reading of which is considered as the official figure for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 39.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.

The minimum temperature settled at 24 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year, said a Met department official.

Areas under Palam and Ayanagar received 9.3 mm rainfall between 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM while Safdarjung, Lodhi Road and Ridge observatories did not record any rainfall during the same period.

The humidity level oscillated between 65 and 24 per cent.

The Met office has forecast thunderstorm and dust storm accompanied with light rains over Delhi and NCR for tomorrow.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 38 and 23 degrees Celsius respectively,” the official said.

Yesterday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 38.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature settled at 24 degrees Celsius.