Residents of Noida and Ghaziabad got some relief from the scorching heat as the cities received mild showers on Wednesday.
“There was a dust storm accompanied by scattered rainfall in the Noida and Ghaziabad region on Wednesday. The storm was caused by the upper air cyclonic circulation from parts of Rajasthan with directions towards western Uttar Pradesh,” said RK Jenamani, director-incharge, meteorological department, IGI Airport.
On Wednesday, the minimum temperature in both the cities was recorded at 27 degree Celsius, while the maximum was 40 degree Celsius.
The region recorded the season’s hottest day on Monday at 44 degree Celsius, Jenamani said. The temperatures decreased by at least 8 degrees in the past two days since Monday.
“Whenever such a high temperature is recorded, the weather reaches a saturation level. After this, the temperature generally comes down and is accompanied by mild showers. But the temperatures may increase gradually, starting Friday,” he said.
Jenamani said despite the thundershowers and cloud, the maximum and minimum temperatures on Wednesday were above the normal.
“On this day last year, the minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degree Celsius, while the maximum was 39 degree Celsius,” said the official.
According to the meteorological department, the temperatures are expected to be comparatively lower till Saturday.
Officials from the department said the next three days are expected to be partly cloudy.
Gurgaon also had a pleasant Wednesday as the sky remained cloudy. Drizzle and dust storm were reported in the outskirts of the city. The minimum temperature in the city was 26 degree Celsius, four degrees less than the previous day. The maximum temperature was 41 degree Celsius, two degrees higher than that on Tuesday.