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After witnessing scorching heat throughout the day on Friday, Delhi NCR experienced slight respite towards evening with thunderstorms, dust storms and slight rain across several areas, with parts of east Delhi, such as Mayur Vihar, receiving hailstorms too.

Palam registered 0.1 mm rainfall while Safdarjung registered trace rainfall.

Safdarjung observatory, the base station for Delhi, registered a maximum temperature of 44.4°C, five notches above normal. Except for Mayur Vihar, all the stations in Delhi recorded maximum temperatures above 45°C and three above 47°C. Gurugram also witnessed a maximum temperature above 47°C.

For Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted partly cloudy skies with dust storms or thunderstorms, accompanied by gusty winds (speed 30-40 kmph), towards the afternoon or evening and very light drizzle at isolated places. Maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 40°C and 29°C, respectively.

A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect northwest India from May 22.


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