While it was a warm and sunny Sunday, the maximum temperature settled at 41 degrees Celsius at the Palam observatory of the Meteorological department, while the Safdarjung observatory recorded a maximum of 38.7 degrees Celsius — the average for this time of the season. The Met Office has forecast similar weather on Monday.
In 2011, the maximum temperature in the month of April was recorded at 44 degrees Celsius. The Met department has, however, forecast an increase of over two degrees in the coming week, when the maximum temperature is likely to touch 42 degrees Celsius till May 2. A Met forecaster said a thunderstorm is expected later, between May 3-5, that will bring down the heat.
The minimum temperature on Sunday was recorded at three degrees below the season’s average at 21.5 degrees Celsius. For Monday, the Met Office has forecast similar warm weather conditions.
“The sky will remain clear with maximum and minimum temperatures likely to hover about 39 and 22 degrees Celsius,” a Met official said.
On Saturday, maximum temperature was 40.2 degrees at Palam and at Safdarjung, it was 38.7 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season. The minimum was recorded two notches below the season’s average at 22.1 degrees Celsius.