The scorched capital could get welcome rains over the weekend thanks to the phenomenal movement of Cyclone Phet across the Arabian Sea.
Phet, moving in the Arabian Sea packing winds at 150 kmph, is expected to churn up weather systems in the region bringing rains in Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir in the next two days.
Experts tracking the cyclone today said they expected the wet spell to last for at least two days beginning late Friday after the cyclone makes landfall over coastal Pakistan and adjoining Gujarat.
Currently, Phet is about 500 kms off Sur in coastal Oman region and expected to slowly move towards land before taking a sharp recurve into north Arabian Sea and hurtling towards Pakistan and adjoining Gujarat, they said.
The cyclone may reduce in its intensity due to its interaction with the westerlies but would continue to north-eastwards under their influence, they said.
The westerlies or the extra-tropical weather systems are known to bring rain to north-west India during this time of the year.
This interaction of considerably weakened cyclone Phet with the westerlies is expected to bring widespread rains in western and north-western parts of the country.
Delhi recorded a high of 42.8 degree Celsius today while the minimum stood at 34.2 deg C, which is the the season's highest.