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Light showers in Delhi bring much needed relief from heat

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New Delhi: Light showers owing to a Western Disturbance brought much needed relief from sweltering heat in the city and adjoining areas today even as the national capital saw maximum temperature again crossing the 45 degrees Celsius mark.

Temperature is expected to see a drop with the MeT department predicting light showers tomorrow.

“The Palam observatory registered a maximum temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius,” said a Met official.

The Safdarjung observatory, whose reading is considered as the official figure for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 42.7 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average. On May 18, the Palam observatory registered a high of 46.4 degrees Celsius, which is the highest so far this season. Minimum temperature was recorded at 28.8 degree Celsius which was two notches above the season’s average, the official said.

The humidity level oscillated between 68 per cent and 37 per cent. Several parts of central and north India, including Delhi, have been reeling under the intense heat wave like conditions.

The MeT department has said that maximum temperatures is “very likely” to fall by 1-2 degrees Celsius over Delhi in next 48 hours.

“The sky will be partly cloudy. Rain and thunder storm may occur in some areas towards evening and night tomorrow,” the Met forecast said.

According to weather man, the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 43 degree Celsius and 29 degree Celsius respectively.

Yesterday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 41.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum had settled at 30.7 degrees Celsius.

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