The Met office has forecast overcast skies along with the possibility of light rain and thundershowers on Wednesday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover at 33 and 27 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Between June 15 and June 21, the city has seen 371 per cent more rainfall than usual. Normally, the city sees 14.2 mm of rain during this time frame but it saw 66.9 mm rain over the past week.
Yesterday, the minimum and maximum temperatures recorded were 28.8 degree Celsius and 34.5 degree Celsius, respectively. The weatherman said that today the maximum temperature is expected to hover around 39 degree Celsius.
The MeT office has predicted overcast conditions along with the possibility of rain, thunderstorm and dust storm in the coming days.
The much-needed showers brought respite to the residents of the national Capital from the scorching heat.
On Tuesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 40.7 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was pegged at 29.5 degrees Celsius.
Experts said that dust storms are an usual phenomenon this time of the year and are likely
to continue as monsoon approaches.
The Safdarjung observatory, whose reading is considered as the official figure for New Delhi, recorded the maximum temperature of 41.9 degrees Celsius, which is two notches above the normal.
On Thursday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 41.1 degrees Celsius
The sole “recovery shelter” in the city operates out of a large shed at Geeta Ghat, next to the spot where the Yamuna Aarti takes place every evening.
A night shelter set up by the CISF has not only ensured that she has a roof over her head, but also a warm bed and hot meals thrice a day.
This year, a 100-bed shelter was started near the forensic medicine department. But with the volume of patients burgeoning every year, all these shelters come with a caveat: first come, first served.
As mercury dips, the official machinery and non-government organisations rush to put roof over the heads of the homeless in the capital.
At Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)’s air quality lab, scientists attributed this apparent drop in particulates entirely to weather conditions.
Many commuters, who had presumed that traffic would be minimal on a holiday, were left fuming.