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Cloudy day in Delhi, rains likely Thursday

Posted on Feb 06, 09:58PM | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 6 : Delhiites experienced a cloudy Wednesday with the maximum temperature settling a notch above average at 21.6 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast thunderstorm or light rains in parts of the capital in the next 24 hours.

"There is a possibility of thunderstorm or light rainfall in parts of Delhi over the next 24 hours. This is mainly because of western disturbances," an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

"On Wednesday, the city received only a trace of rainfall which was non-measurable," the IMD official added.

Thursday's maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 20 and 9 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The minimum temperature Wednesday settled seven notches above average at 15.5 degrees Celsius, largely because of cloud cover.

The city received 46 mm of rainfall from 8.30 a.m. Monday to 8.30 a.m. Tuesday - the highest winter rainfall in a day in the last 71 years. In February 1942, the city had received 104.1mm of rainfall - the heaviest in living memory.

Tuesday's maximum temperature settled four notches below average at 18.6 degrees, while the minimum temperature was five notches above average at 13.5 degrees Celsius.