New Delhi: It was a clear and sunny morning followed by pleasant evening in the Capital as overcast skies with light showers greeted the Delhiites on Tuesday.  
The day started on a sunny note but skies became cloudy post afternoon in the Delhi-NCR region.

The evening showers with lightning and thunder in the Delhi-NCR region made the weather pleasant.

In a sudden change, there was light rain followed by a thunderstorm around 5 pm on Tuesday. The city received rainfall till 5.30 pm, the Met office said.

"The sudden rain is because of western disturbances, a succession of fast-moving air currents, which is not unusual at this time of the year," L.S. Rathore, director general, IMD, said.

"Thunder accompanied by hailstorm and light rain occurs in the end of March and in the first week of April every year. We expect this pattern to continue for another week," Rathore added.

According to the Met Office, the maximum temperature during the day touched 34 degrees Celsius with the minimum temperature settling a notch below average at 17.8 degrees Celsius.

The Delhi-NCR region is expected to have a cooling effect for the next one or two days, weather department has predicted.
The weatherman forecast sporadic rainfall Wednesday as well.

"The sky will be partly cloudy Wednesday. Rainfall and thunder will occur in some areas," the official said.

The day's humidity wavered between a high of 84 and a low of 25 percent.


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