New Delhi: It is the hottest morning in New Delhi today with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.7 degrees Celsius, the highest this year at five notches above the season’s average. The minimum temperature broke the record of Wednesday and weather office expect rise in minimum temperature in the coming days.
However, this morning, the breeze in some parts of the national capital helped the people to cool off.
The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 38 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official told IANS.
“Sky would remain partially cloudy with no chance for the rainfall. Due to the clouds, there would be a slight rise in the minimum temperature,” the official said.
The humidity was 58 per cent.
Wednesday’s maximum temperature in Delhi settled at 38.2 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season’s average and minimum at 23.1 degrees, five notches above the season’s average.
Heat wave like conditions are prevailing in several states with the weather forecasters predicting a “mild heat wave” in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Maharashtra’s Bhira village recorded 46.5 degrees
Meanwhile, private weather forecaster Skymet had predicted that many regions of the country would receive below normal rainfall this monsoon season.