The humidity levels oscillated between 97 per cent and 49 per cent. The weatherman has predicted light rains accompanied by gusty winds on Sunday.
A dust storm, with winds gusting up to 96 kmph, barrelled through the national capital this evening, causing flight diversions, disrupting Delhi Metro services and uprooting trees.
According to the MeT department, 4.5 mm of rainfall was recorded till 8.30 pm in the national capital.
The skies turned dark grey at 5.10 pm and swirling clouds of dust blew through Delhi-NCR, which also received light rains. The change in the weather brought much-needed respite from the sweltering heat.
Services on the Red Line and the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro were affected briefly due to snags on a few stretches because of the dust storm.
The wind speed touched 96 kmph, according to the Safdarjung observatory. The high-velocity winds uprooted a number of trees and disrupted airport operations.
The Delhi Police received 99 calls about uprooting of trees, 39 calls about fallen poles and 13 calls regarding wall/roof collapse. Some of the areas from where calls were received included Lutyens' Delhi, Maharani Bagh, and Moti Nagar.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 40.1 degree Celsius, one notch above the season's average while the minimum temperature settled at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.