Respite from heat in Delhi likely by Thursday

  • IANS, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jun 11, 2014 19:50 IST

The national capital may finally get some relief from scorching heat as the Met Office on Wednesday forecast partly cloudy skies on Thursday and thunderstorms in parts of the city.

"The forecast for tomorrow (Thursday) is partly cloudy skies and thunderstorms or dust storms in parts of the city," an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 43 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the heatwave continued to make life miserable for Delhiites on Wednesday as the maximum temperature settled four notches above the season's average at 43.6 degrees Celsius. The minimum was three notches above the average at 31.2 degrees.

Tuesday's maximum temperature settled six notches above the season's average at 45.2 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature settled two notches above average at 30.1 degrees Celsius.

While the city may get some relief from the heat, it seems the power and water woes will continue to trouble residents of Delhi for a few more days.

Some residents of Delhi, along with Congress legislator Jai Kishan, protested against the ongoing power crisis while Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal accused the Narendra Modi-led central government of shielding discoms.

Following a storm on May 30 which damaged transmission lines in Delhi, the city has seen erratic and long power cuts often lasting 10-12 hours a day in the sweltering heat.

 

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