Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: After scattered rains and thunderstorms in several parts of the national capital on Thursday brought much needed relief to Delhiites, the MeT department predicted that the capital would be free from heatwave for a few more days.
“There won`t be heat wave in Delhi now, people will be relieved from the heat till June 18,” said M Duraisamy, Director, MET Department.
The capital was reeling under blistering heat coupled with long blackouts for over one week.
The MeT department said the city received 0.8 mm of rain till 5:30 in the evening. People came out of their offices and homes to enjoy the rain.
The maximum temperature today was recorded at 41.1 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, and down from yesterday`s 43.6 degrees. The maximum temperature between June 6 and June 10 was on a record breaking spree as it was 45 degrees and above.
The temperature came down by 4-5 degrees following the rains. The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy sky tomorrow with possibilities of light rain and thunderstorms in some areas.
Apart from the intense heat, people in the city are having a harrowing time with long blackouts ranging up to six hours as authorities are yet to restore many major power transmission lines damaged by the devastating storm on May 30.
Maximum temperature of 41.1 degrees was recorded at Safdarjung observatory, considered to be the official reading for the city. Elsewhere too, temperature dropped significantly and came below the 45 degrees mark.
At Palam, the day temperature was recorded at 43.6 degrees while at Ayanagar and Ridge area, the maximum temperature was recorded at 42.2 and 41.5 degrees respectively.
The minimum temperature in the city today was recorded at 30.5 degrees, three notches above the normal.
Humidity levels remained between 57 and 31 degrees Celsius during the day.
The maximum temperature is expected to settle around 41 while minimum may remain as high as 31 degrees tomorrow.
With PTI Inputs