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Possible rainfall may bring relief to a simmering Delhi next week

LiveMint logoLiveMint 05-05-2017 Prerna Kapoor

New Delhi: Delhi is likely to get some respite from scorching heat as there is a possibility of rain next week from Monday to Wednesday, the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) said on Friday.

“The sky will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of rain and thunder storm,” according to the RWFC forecast.

Although the minimum temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius, the maximum would still hover around 39 to 42 degrees Celsius, as per the forecast.

“Western disturbance over the hilly region of north India and the easterly winds coming from Uttar Pradesh will bring moisture over Delhi,” said Kuldeep Srivastava, director of RWFC.

No showers are predicted for the weekend but the maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the range of what has been forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

Some parts of the capital saw showers on Wednesday last week with the minimum temperature settling around 24.4 degrees Celsius—normal for the season—while the maximum was about 40.1 degrees Celsius.

Rains and thunderstorms occurred on 28 and 29 April with minimum temperature falling to the range of 22-25 degree Celsius with the maximum at 39-40 degree Celsius.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in its second seasonal outlook for the summer of 2017, has said that normal to above normal temperatures will prevail during April-June this year.

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