Delhi may finally be able to feel the cool around April 22 when a spell of rain is likely to hit north India and relieve the region of the ongoing sweltering heat wave. Currently, the mercury is keeping around 42 degree Celsius.
On Tuesday, Delhi witnessed the hottest day in April in the last seven years as the mercury crossed 43-degree mark in some parts. On Wednesday too, the denizens woke up to another warm morning with minimum temperature settling at 25.4 degrees, four notches above the season's average.
According to MeT, humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 22 per cent. A MeT official said there were clear skies throughout the day but hot winds blew. Maximum temperature hovered around 42 degrees.
PRE-MONSOON RAINS AHEAD
Private forecaster Skymetweather said, "Southwesterly wind from already searing Rajasthan is blowing over NCR. This has resulted in high temperature level which has definitely made the weather unpleasant."
"During pre-Monsoon season, such high level of mercury is not new but prolonged period of dry and hot weather is not welcome. Thanks to the upcoming western disturbance over the hills of north India, weather may see a very much likely and needed change," it informed.
This western disturbance is likely to hit the hills by April 21, and the effect to this weather system will reach the plains of north India too. Scattered rainfall is expected to start off by April 22-23 over Punjab and Haryana, and good rainfall can be expected over Delhi NCR by April 24-25, Skeymet said.