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Rain to bring respite from heat this week

Delhi will get a small respite from the heat with partly cloudy skies,a slight dip in the mercury and possible thunderstorms on Wednesday.

Delhi will get a small respite from the heat with partly cloudy skies,a slight dip in the mercury and possible thunderstorms on Wednesday.

The temperature hit a high of 37.8 degree Celsius on Tuesday,which is four degrees higher than the average temperature for this time of year according to the India Meteorological Department. The minimum temperature was 21.7 degree Celsius,two degrees above normal.

But on Wednesday,the mercury is only expected to hit a high of 36 degree Celsius,which is closer to the average because of the possible storm being caused by a western disturbance. It should keep the temperature the same on Thursday. On Friday,the IMD is predicting more thunder squalls and light rain.

April is already hotter than usual,but is poised to be wetter than normal because the average rainfall for the month is 11.4 mm,while 9 mm rain was recorded in the thunderstorm last week.

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This summer started off a few degrees hotter than the average during the first fortnight of March,with the highest temperature quickly rising from 25 degree Celsius in February to 34.8 degree Celsius. It was also about three degrees higher than normal for that time of year.

Unusual thunder squalls later in March evened out the temperature and brought it back to the average. The same pattern is being seen during the first fortnight of this month,according to the IMD.