New Delhi, Jun 2 (PTI) Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 36.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, four degrees below normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The minimum temperature settled at 22.2 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal. The IMD has forecast that light rain is likely on Thursday.
The capital had on Tuesday logged a minimum of 17.6 degrees Celsius, 10 notches below normal and the lowest temperature ever recorded in June, owing to rainfall, thunderstorm and gusty winds under the influence of a Western Disturbance.
The maximum temperature on Tuesday was 33.6 degrees Celsius, seven notches below normal.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD's regional forecasting centre, said Delhi had recorded a minimum of 18 degrees Celsius on June 17, 2006.
The weather office has forecast a partly cloudy sky with very light rain and thundershowers for Wednesday.
Delhi recorded a mean maximum temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius in May, the lowest for the month in 13 years.
It was also the first time since 2014 that the Safdarjung Observatory, considered the official marker for the city, did not record a heat wave in the pre-monsoon period, according to the IMD.
First, frequent Western Disturbances kept the mercury in check and later Cyclone Tauktae led to “record” rains, Srivastava said.
It is also the first time since 2011 that Palam did not record a heat wave in the pre-monsoon period this year, he said.
According to IMD data, the city has broken a weather record every month since August last year. PTI GVS HDA