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Some respite from heat in Delhi, storm likely on Wednesday

IANS | New Delhi |

Delhi residents had some relief from rising temperatures of the past few days as mercury dipped amid an overcast sky for major part of Tuesday and light rain in some parts. With a thunderstorm or sandstorm likely on Wednesday, the mercury is expected go down further.

The maximum average temperature on Tuesday was at 36.3 degrees Celsius and minimum 21.8 degrees Celsius. 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported drizzles at Lodhi Road and Ridge area on Tuesday. Maximum humidity reached 62 per cent.

It forecast cloudy weather on Wednesday along with rains or dust or thunderstorm.

"Temperature will hover between 23 to 35 degree Celsius," said an IMD official. 

According to private weather forecast agency, Skymet, the reason behind possible rains or sandstorm is the affecting Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and its induced cyclonic circulation over Central Pakistan and adjoining areas of Punjab and Northwest Rajasthan.