Delhi continues to reel under extreme heat wave condition but what could bring respite from the scorching heat are the rains that may hit the national capital on Tuesday, Meteorological Department has said.
Earlier, the MeT experts have said that around June 7-9, a thunderstorm and squall are likely to descend and rainfall will hit the national capital after Wednesday, June 7. The scorching temperatures rose to 47 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
"A fresh Western Disturbance is approaching, which will induce a cyclonic circulation over central Pakistan and Punjab. A trough from this system will also extend up to Jharkhand," said a senior IMD scientist.
“Two or three spells of rain/thunderstorm accompanied with squally winds exceeding 55 kmph would occur over Delhi/ NCR region from evening of June 6 to 8. Peak rain and thunderstorm activity is likely to occur on June 7,” read an SMS sent by the regional weather department.
Delhiites will heave a sigh of relief as the temperatures will witness a significant drop due to rain.
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Earlier on Monday, intense heat wave conditions prevailed in the national capital with the mercury settling at 44.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 33.6 degrees Celsius, highest in the last five years.
The Safdarjung observatory, recording of which is considered the official figure for the city, registered a maximum temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius, four notches above the normal, said a MeT department official.
Areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded a maximum temperature of 45.8, 43.6, 45.5 and 45.2 degrees Celsius respectively.
The humidity level oscillated between 40 and 19 per cent. The minimum temperature was pegged at 33.6 degrees, six notches above the season’s average.
The MeT office has predicted overcast conditions along with the possibility of rain, thunderstorm and dust storm.
(With inputs from PTI)