Temperature rises in Delhi

Weather continued to be pleasant in the national capital although there was discomfort due to high humidity, and mercury rose a few notches to touch the 40 degrees-mark, a day after light rains lashed the city.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 15, 2014, 20:30 PM IST

New Delhi: Weather continued to be pleasant in the national capital although there was discomfort due to high humidity, and mercury rose a few notches to touch the 40 degrees-mark, a day after light rains lashed the city. A maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 28 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city, the Met department said.

However, Palam Met department recorded a maximum of 42.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while minimum settled at 29 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal.

According to Met department, there was no rain recorded till 5.30 pm from any part of Delhi. Humidity levels, however, soared and the city recorded between 86 per cent and 42 per cent humidity levels during the day causing some discomfort.

Predicting more rain tomorrow, a Met official said the temperature would remain between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius in the coming days.
"There would be a partly cloudy sky with light rains and thunderstorms in differents parts of national capital tomorrow. There is possibility of partly cloudy sky with rains or thunderstorms till June 20 and maximum temperature may be between 35 and 40 degree Celsius," the official said.
Intermittent rains since Thursday came as a relief for the city residents who were reeling under sweltering heatwave conditions with temperatures hovering around 45 degrees Celsius for about a week.