A spell of rainfall is what the city can expect in the coming four days.
The Met Department, bringing cheer to the anxious Delhiites, has forecast overcast skies, thunder and rain from Wednesday onwards. The temperature is also expected to see a downward trend .
This however, is not the onset on monsoon, a senior MeT official said. “These are localised rainfalls. The monsoon is expected to hit the city by Saturday or Sunday,” he said.
The rains will be one of the first in the past three weeks. On Tuesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 40.7 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature settled at 32.6 degrees Celsius. Both are five degrees above normal for this time of the year.
Humidity, which oscillated between 45 and 62 per cent, added to the misery of residents.
Delhiites have had an extended and miserable summer as the monsoon missed its June 29 date with the Capital.
The earliest onset of monsoon over Delhi during the past 30 years was on June 15, 2008 and while the most delayed onset was on July 26, 1987.