The Delhiites woke up Monday morning to partly cloudy skies and the meteorological department predicted a thunderstorm or dust storm in the national capital that could lower the mercury a few notches, providing temporary relief from the blistering heat.
The meteorological department said a cyclonic circulation over Punjab and Haryana will trigger pre-monsoon activity that will provide some relief from the intense heat on Monday and Tuesday. The IMD said there is a thunderstorm or dust storm in the national capital on Monday.
The minimum temperature on Monday morning was measured at 30.8 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal. The relative humidity was 22 percent.
The maximum temperature will probably be around 41 degrees Celsius.
A agonizing heat wave swept through the national capital and neighboring areas on Sunday, with the mercury rising to 49.2 degrees Celsius in Mungeshpur in northwestern Delhi and 49.1 degrees Celsius in Najafgarh in the southwestern parts of the city.
Maximum temperatures reached unbearable highs of 48.4 degrees Celsius at Sports Complex, 47.5 degrees Celsius in Jafarpur, 47.3 degrees Celsius in Pitampura and 47.2 degrees Celsius at Delhi Ridge.
The maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 45.6 degrees Celsius, five degrees above normal, while the minimum was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of year.
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