New Delhi, June 13 (UNI) Parts of Delhi are likely to witness heatwave conditions on Monday, with the maximum temperature likely to hover around 43 degree Celsius, as per the India Meteorological Department.
However, the IMD forecast indicates a generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle during the day time in the National capital. The weather agency in its bulletin said the heatwave conditions will also prevail over some pockets of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, east Uttar Pradesh as well and the situation will continue till June 15.
The minimum temperature in the morning settled at 31. 6 degrees, four notches above normal, whereas the relative humidity was recorded at 42 percent at 8:30 hours. Thunderstorms are on the forecast from Thursday to Sunday, and the maximum temperature is likely to drop from around 42 degrees Celsius on Wednesday to around 36 degrees on Sunday, according to the IMD’s seven-day forecast.
“During the weekend rain and thundershowers likely in the city as the maximum temperature may drop to 36 degrees Celsius” IMD predicted.
On Sunday, the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s base station, recorded a maximum temperature of 43.9 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal.
The highest maximum temperature recorded in the city on Sunday was 46.7 degrees Celsius at the CWG Sports Complex in East Delhi.