Rain may bring respite from heat, likely from today

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Rain may bring respite from heat, likely from today

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

With the prediction of rain and thunderstorm activities on Wednesday and Thursday, Delhities may feel respite from severe heatwave. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), and private forecaster Skymet, rain is expected to continue on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the mercury below 40-43 degree Celsius.

In weekly weather forecast, Met has forecaste strong surface winds for June 14, 15 and 17.

There will be no chances of heatwave conditions due to the arrival of monsoon as westerly dry winds will stop and easterly winds filled with moisture will come to the northern region.

On Tuesday, the maximum temperature at Safdarjung observatory was recorded at 45.6 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 33 degree Celsius.  At Palam area, the maximum temperature settled at 45.4 degree Celsius and minimum temperature was recorded at 33.3 degree Celsius.

A Met Department official said, traces of rain were recorded in South Delhi’s Greater Kailash area.

“The city registered a minimum of 30.4 degrees Celsius today. In Palam, the observatory recorded 33.3 degrees Celsius,” an official said.

On Monday, Delhi witnessed its hottest June, with mercury soaring to 48 degrees Celsius in Palam area.The Safdarjung Observatory, reading of which is considered official for the city, had recorded a high of 45.6 degrees Celsius and a low of 27.2 degrees Celsius on Monday.

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