New Delhi, Apr 12: Delhiites woke up to a fresh spell of rain and thunder on Thursday. The pre-monsoon showers brought down the temperature in the national capital down by several notches. In the past few days, Delhi-NCR has witnessed sudden weather change. The maximum and minimum temperatures in Delhi are expected to remain at 34 and 23 degrees Celsius, respectively today.

Meanwhile, the Skymet Weather has predicted dry weather for national capital during the coming days. “In next two to three days both the maximum temperature and minimum temperatures will be seen above normal. The temperatures are expected to reach around 37°C-38°C,” it said.

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The city and its adjoining areas (Noida, Gurgaon) saw duststorm and rain on April 6. On Monday, the residents received respite from the sweltry condition as rains lashed several parts.

Crop Damage in Mathura

The pre-monsoon rains and hailstorm n Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura have resulted in damage to the crops in Nandgaon, Vrindavan, Kosi Kalan areas. “There is nothing left now, more than 80 per cent of the crop has been destroyed. We hope government helps us,” farmers were quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

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Pillar Collapses in Premises of Taj Mahal

In Agra, a pillar collapsed in the premises of Taj Mahal due to heavy rainfall. The pillar located on the southern entry gate of the monument fell due to rain on Thursday past midnight, according to sources. No casualties have been reported.

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Three Dead as Roof Collapses

In another rain-related incident, about 50 km from Agra, three children died in Mathura district on Wednesday after a tin roof of their one-room house collapsed. The incident took place when their parents, who happen to be daily wage labourers were not at home.