New Delhi, Apr 4 (PTI) Rains lashed the national capital
tonight as thunderstorms and overcast skies for most of the
day provided respite to Delhi’ites from the scorching heat
over the last few days.
The Safdarjung observatory, whose recording is considered
as official for the city, noted the maximum temperature
settling at 36.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above the
season’s normal, a Met department said.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 21.8 degrees
Celsius, also three notches above the season’s average, the
The Palam observatory recorded a maximum temperature of
39.1 degrees Celsius.
While traces of rainfall were recorded in some parts of
the city during the day, heavy showers were witnessed during
the night, the weather department said.
The humidity level oscillated between 62 to 24 per cent.
The weather department has forecast likelihood of rain,
dust storm and thunderstorm due to an active western
disturbance across northwest India across the Delhi and NCR
“The skies will be partly cloudy. There is a possibility
of rain accompanied by dust storm and thunderstorm for
“The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover
at 35 and 23 degrees Celsius, respectively,” the weatherman
Yesterday, the city had registered a maximum temperature
of 39 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the season’s
average, while the minimum temperature settled at 21.4
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