NEW DELHI: Delhiites experienced some respite from the heat on Monday evening as a dust storm accompanied by drizzle brought the mercury down by 2.3°C in the Capital.
The maximum temperature on Monday was recorded at 40.3°C, while the minimum temperature settled at 30.2°C — two degrees above normal. The Palam observatory registered a maximum temperature of 43.2°C. The humidity ranged from 66 and 41%.
The Met office has predicted the possibility of dust storms and thunderstorms towards Tuesday afternoon and evening.
With dust storms and thunderstorms likely to occur on Tuesday, the temperature is likely to oscillate between 39°C and 28°C. Such weather is likely to continue even on Wednesday.
The weekend is also set to be pleasant with rain on Saturday, bringing temperatures down further to 38°C (maximum) and 27°C (minimum).
This summer has been the hottest for Delhi with the Met office issuing a red alert amid warnings of an intense heat wave in May. The Palam weather station, usually the hottest part of the city, had recorded a high of 47°C.
Yesterday, the minimum temperature had settled at 30.6°C, while maximum temperature was recorded at 42.6°C.
(With inputs from PTI)