Delhi Rains (File Photo)
A light bout of rain accompanied with strong winds on Friday provided much-needed respite from the scorching dry heat in the national capital.
According to the weather department, a number of areas in the city recorded light rainfall accompanied by cool breeze.
The city has been witnessing temperatures soaring to mid-40s over the last few days. On Tuesday, Palam recorded a sizzling high of 45.3 degrees Celsius, equalling the record high of April 25, 1970.
On Friday, the city recorded a high of 39.5 degrees Celsius and a low of 24.8 degrees Celsius. The humidity level oscillated between 37 and 64 per cent.
The Met office has predicted partly sky for Saturday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 40 and 24 degrees Celsius.
On Friday, a massive dust storm accompanied with hit the national capital and neighbouring areas of Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.
The Indian Meteorological Department had on Wednesday forecast thunderstorm and dust storm in the national capital.
Several areas plunged into premature darkness. There were reports of power blackout in some parts of the Delhi-NCR region causing inconvenience to residents.