Pleasant days are over, heat wave may return to Delhi after Saturday
According to a MeT department official, the temperature in the city will remain in the 30-degree bracket till Friday after which it is forecasted to cross 40°C.delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2017 10:32 IST
After light rain on Wednesday and Thursday brought some respite to Delhiites from the sizzling heat, the capital might soon see another bout of heat wave after Saturday.
According to a MeT department official, the temperature in the city will remain in the 30-degree bracket till Friday after which it is forecast to cross 40°C.
“From Saturday, the maximum temperature is expected to touch 40°C. On June 13-14, there might be a heat wave,” the official said.
On Thursday, the maximum temperature settled at 34.5°C, six points below what it is usually at this time of the year. The minimum temperature was recorded at 28.8°C, a notch above normal.
Light rain was witnessed in some parts of the city during the day. The MeT office recorded 4.6mm rain from 8.30 in the morning till 5.30 in the afternoon.
The humidity level oscillated between 71% and 52%.
On Friday, partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder or lightning has been predicted. The maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 39°C and 28°C, respectively.
Last Sunday and Monday, the mercury clocked 44.6°C, nearly four notches above normal, highest yet this season. The minimum temperature on Monday, however, was 33.6°C, which is six notches above normal, and much more than Sunday’s 30.4°C.
Such high temperatures can cause heatstroke for people out in the open, especially children making the most of their summer holidays in neighbourhood parks. Health experts advise people to drink plenty of water and juices to avoid dehydration, which can be fatal sometimes.
Among other stations in Delhi, the Ayanagar observatory registered a maximum temperature of 38°C, while areas under Lodhi Road and Ridge recorded a day temperature of 34.8°C and 33.6°C, respectively on Thursday. Palam recorded 38.8°C. On Sunday, however, maximum temperature here touched 47°C, which is highest here for this season.