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Intense heat wave grips Delhi

LiveMint logoLiveMint 08-05-2017 Prerna Kapoor

New Delhi: Delhi is again in the grip of an intense heat wave with the mercury soaring to new heights. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a few parts of Delhi faced heat wave-like conditions on Monday.

IMD, however, said the heat wave conditions would not last long as pre-monsoon showers are expected in the late evening.

The minimum temperature in the morning was recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius, three degrees above the season’s average. Humidity at 8.30 am was recorded at 27%.

With such high temperatures, dust storms may occur during late evening. Relief is likely thereafter as a fresh Western disturbance is likely to start affecting Jammu and Kashmir, which would induce a cyclonic circulation or a trough over northwestern plains. This would result in some pre-monsoon showers over Delhi-NCR.

The Regional Weather Forecasting Centre has forecast the possibility of rain from Monday to Thursday in its update on Monday.

“In the coming 2-3 days , the temperature will fall by 2 or 3 degree Celsius, providing relief to the people of the capital” said Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist at Skymet Weather Services.

On Sunday, Palam observatory in Delhi recorded maximum temperature at 45.1 degree Celsius, 5 notches above the normal average. This temperature has been highest so far, in this season.

The Safdarjung observatory also recorded minimum temperatures 5 degrees above normal.

In the last two three days, temperatures were high in the capital due to the absence of any significant weather pattern.

IMD in its second seasonal outlook for the summer of 2017, has said normal to above normal temperatures will prevail during April-June this year.

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