Duststorm brings down mercury level in Delhi

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A dust haze since early Friday spelt good news for the capital’s residents as it brought down the mercury and paved way for a relatively pleasant day ahead compared to the sweltering heat of the past few weeks.

According to an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum temperature recorded early Friday was 28.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above average.

‘There will be partly cloudy skies today and there is a possibility of thunderstorm in the evening,’ the IMD official said.

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 42 degrees Celsius.

On Thursday, the minimum and maximum temperatures hovered at 30.3 and 43.8 degrees, respectively.