The scorching heatwave in the national capital has become unbearable for residents with maximum temperature in Delhi touched 44.6 degrees Celsius for continuous second day on Monday and even the minimum temperature touching 33.6 degrees. This has been the highest minimum temperature recorded in the city over the last five years. Both Sunday (June 4) and Monday (June 5) were the hottest day of the season so far.
However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that relief is expected soon with thundershowers expected to lash the city on Wednesday. The weather department also believes that Tuesday will be warm, however thundershowers are expected in the evening which may bring down the temperature. Speaking about the same with Indian Express, a senior MeT department official said, “Two or three spells of rain/thunderstorm accompanied by strong winds are expected on Tuesday evening, Wednesday and Thursday. This will bring down the temperature in the city considerably.”
A report by private weather forecast company Skymet says that rain and thundershowers will cover the national capital by June 7 which will further lower the heat conditions and temperature in Delhi will see a significant drop. “Due to this, intense heatwave conditions which have been wreaking havoc over Delhi and NCR will take a backseat and Delhiites will be able to heave a sigh of relief,” the report added.
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However, these rainfall activities will continue in the region for around three days starting from June 7 to June 9 after which temperatures are likely to rise again. In the second week of June, the humidity will start increasing here and continious flow of easterly winds will also start pushing in. This will put the heatwaves on the backseat and thus, the present conditions are predicted as the last spell of scorching heatwave in the city.
The recent maximum temperature was recorded at 44.6 degrees Celsius at the Safdarjung observatory which is said to the official temperature for the capital. Even other areas were hotter incuding Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar which saw temperatures rising up to 45.8, 43.6, 45.5 and 45.2 degrees Celsius respectively.