Mercury drops after light rains overnight

New Delhi: Residents in the capital city had some respite from the searing heat as the day temperature today dropped to 35.4 degrees Celsius after light rains overnight.

The minimum temperature in the national capital was 22 degrees, three notches below normal, the MeT department said, adding the humidity level ranged between 63 and 40 per cent.

At Palam observatory, the maximum temperature was recorded at 36.1 degrees, officials said.

The weatherman has predicted overcast skies, light rains and thundershowers in some parts of the city tomorrow.

“Tomorrow, the maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 36 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius,” it said.

Yesterday, the maximum temperature was 39.9 degrees Celsius while the minimum was 27.6 degrees.