Delhi Weather: Pleasant morning in national capital, maximum temperature expected around 35 degrees Celsius (File Photo)
Delhi on Thursday woke up to a bright and sunny morning. The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 35 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The minimum temperature is expected to hover around 23 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity will oscillate between 40 per cent to 85 per cent.
The forecast for the day is ‘mainly clear skies,’ according to IMD.
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Days are likely to stay warm for next 10 to 15 days following which, the day temperatures will start to decline. Dry winds from North-west direction have reduced the humidity and the sky condition is also clear. Delhiites, can expect further rise in day temperatures by a couple of degrees in coming days, according to the weatherman at the Skymet weather.
National capital bid adieu to Monsoon this week after receiving 19 per cent excess rainfall this year. The last time monsoon withdrew this early from the city was in 2015, retreating on September 30 that year.
“Monsoon withdrew from Delhi. The last rain was received on September 24. We are now in the transition phase before winter sets in,” said BP Yadav, deputy director general of the IMD.
Monsoon had hit Delhi a day ahead of its scheduled date of arrival this year. While the scheduled date of arrival for monsoon in Delhi is June 29, this year it arrived on June 28.
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On Wednesday, the minimum temperature settled at 22.5 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was recorded at 36 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity oscillated between 43 per cent to 78 per cent.