Delhi gets relief from heat wave; expect rain, thunderstorms over the week
Met department has predicted rain and thunderstorms later in the day due to a western disturbance. Cloudy sky and thunder is likely to continue till the end of the week with the temperature remaining around 22 degree Celsius.Updated: Apr 27, 2017 10:03 IST
Pleasant weather and cloudy sky brought some relief from the scorching heat in Delhi on Thursday morning. Indian Metrological Department has predicted that the sky will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of rain and thunderstorms or dust storms later on Thursday.
The minimum temperature is expected to be around 22 degree Celsius and maximum can go up to 39 degree Celsius, weather officials said. Officials said that scattered rain was observed in some parts of Delhi early in the morning.
The maximum temperature recorded on Wednesday was 38.2 degree Celsius. The change in weather has been caused by western disturbances and a local phenomenon called convective clouds referring to the condition when there is too much heat and moisture at the same time resulting in local clouds.
The change has come as a huge relief for the Capital, which has been witnessing a heat wave, with maximum temperatures hovering around 40-45 degrees last week.
There is a prediction of partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder and lightning for Friday too. This weather is likely to continue till Sunday before a clear sky takes over on Monday, IMD officials said.
“There is possibility of thunderstorm on Saturday and Sunday might have partly cloudy sky. Monday and Tuesday are expected to have clear sky,” officials said.
First Published: Apr 27, 2017 10:00 IST