New Delhi: Light showers in the evening
brought the mercury down in the national capital today even as
the day temperature rose marginally.
The maximum was recorded at 41.4 degree Celsius, up from
yesterday`s 40.6 degrees, while the minimum was 26.4 degree C,
down by 1.1 degrees.
The rains, which have been attributed to a western
disturbance, brought down the temperature by about three
degrees at around 6 pm. The MeT Department said there were
only "traces" of rains.
The humidity levels oscillated between 25 and 53 per
The weatherman predicted that the temperature will be
between 26 and 40 degrees tomorrow with partly cloudy sky.
The temperature had shown a declining trend in the past
few days after touching a high of 43.7 degrees last Saturday.
A day later, the minimum had touched a 41-year high of 30.6
The all-time record for April was on the 29th day in 1941
when the mercury touched 45.6 degrees.
The capital has been experiencing some respite from heat
since last week and the weatherman has attributed it to a
western disturbance over the region. It resulted in rains in
Jammu and Kashmir which in turn helped in cooling the capital