Capital records hottest day of season, mercury touches 400C

| | New Delhi

Delhi recorded the hottest day of the season on Monday with the mercury touching the 40-degrees Celsius mark."The maximum temperature was recorded at 40 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, while the minimum temperature settled at 22.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal," a MeT official said. Humidity levels oscillated between 83 and 34 per cent.

The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy morning on Tuesday with the possibility of strong surface winds blowing during the day.

"The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 39 and 23 degrees Celsius," the official added. On Monday the maximum and minimum temperatures settled at 36.7 and 18.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.

An official of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said very light rain with strong dust raising winds likely to occur Delhi and NCR areas on Monday night. Meanwhile Met in its weekly forecast mentioned that rain and thunderstorm activities may occur in Delhi on April 17, 19 and 20.

As per Skymet, a private weather forecast organization Currently, a Western Disturbance is clearing away from the Jammu and Kashmir region while another can be seen over North Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir. "Along with this, its induced cyclonic circulation is seen over Haryana and adjoining areas. While Delhi falls in the peripherals of the systems, it still does stand a chance of witnessing some thunderclouds along with dust storm, thunderstorm activity today. Squally winds may accompany the region along with these weather activities," it said.




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