New Delhi, June 6 — Light rain on Saturday evening cleared the dust haze and brought much respite to the Capital, which was sizzling at 36.6 degrees Celsius. Despite the rain, the Met department has predicted a hotter Sunday, relieved by cloudy skies and more rain. There was a difference of as much as 10 notches between the maximum temperature (36.6 degrees Celsius) and the minimum at 26 degrees Celsius on Saturday, the weatherman said, adding the maximum temperature on Sunday is predicted to be 38 degrees Celsius. But even as the thunder squall followed by rains brought relief to Delhiites, it was so little that the Met office equipment did not even record it. “There was a trace of light rain after 7.30 pm,” said the Met official. The humidity during the day ranged from 52 per cent (maximum) to 35 per cent (minimum).
Although parts of the capital – particularly south and east Delhi – received only light rain, NCR areas like Faridabad and Noida were luckier, getting heavier showers.