Delhi on Sunday witnessed the hottest day of the season so far with the maximum temperature touching 44.6 degrees, but it got much hotter in certain parts of the national capital. This reading was recorded at the Safdarjung observatory in New Delhi. As per a report by Indian Express, the maximum temperature spurted to 46.6 degrees in Ayanagar, and 47 degrees at the Palam observatory.
As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, extremely hot weather conditions are likely to continue for the next 48 hours. The department has said that by Thursday (June 8), temperatures are expected to dip down to 35 degrees. However, Monday is set to stay hot too with the maximum figure already touching 43 degrees. The weather department has forecast clear skies for Monday. “The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 43 and 32 degrees Celsius, respectively,” PTI quoted a weather department official as saying.
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However, relief is is not too far away. In fact, officials have forecast thundershowers, which are expected by Tuesday evening. A report by private weather forecast company Skymet says this weather condition is due to the west-southwesterly winds blowing over the region. These winds are carrying hot air mass from Rajasthan as well as Central Pakistan that is already under extreme heat wave conditions.
With summer heat on a high, thoughts of monsoon is never far away. As per a report by India.com, monsoon may reach cities like Mumbai, Nagpur and Kolkata by the end of this week. In cities like Bhopal and Patna, the first shower of the Monsoon is expected between 12th to 14th June. Delhi, Lucknow and Jaipur might witness rains between 10th-to-27th June and Punjab and Haryana might have to wait till the first week of July.