Squalls next week to check mercury rise

This month is already a few degrees hotter than the average for this time of year,but two more thunder squalls during the next week will keep the mercury from rising,India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:April 13, 2013 1:45 am

This month is already a few degrees hotter than the average for this time of year,but two more thunder squalls during the next week will keep the mercury from rising,India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said.

The average maximum temperature for April is usually around 36 degree Celsius,similar to Friday’s weather,but the mercury has been hitting highs of around 39 degree Celsius during the past two weeks. IMD officials say an unusual series of thunder squalls continues to keep a check on unusually high heat.

The first potential storm,expected to be very mild,could appear over the weekend while the second is expected to be a little more aggressive and hit Delhi on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

“The intensity of these events will be less compared to the events of March 28 and April 2. However,these two events will keep the maximum temperature in Delhi & NCR between 37 and 39 degree Celsius till April 19,” an IMD official said.

This month last year,the hottest day was April 4,with a temperature of 38.7 degree Celsius. Friday was a bit cooler than the days before,with a maximum temperature of 35.6 degree Celsius — normal for this time of the year.

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