Weather Update: Light rain likely to hit Delhi; predicting pre-monsoon thundershowers
Delhi is likely to some respite from the punishing heat Wednesday evening onwards, with the weather department predicting pre-monsoon thundershowers and light rain. Read more on Dynamite News;
New Delhi: Delhi is likely to some respite from the punishing heat Wednesday evening onwards, with the weather department predicting pre-monsoon thundershowers and light rain.
Monsoon is predicted to reach the capital either on Thursday or Friday.
The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's base station, recorded a minimum temperature of 28.8 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is predicted to settle at 41 degrees Celsius.
The city has been reeling under high humidity and soaring temperatures for a week now.
On Tuesday, the Safdarjung Observatory had logged a maximum temperature of 41.5 degrees Celsius but the heat index or "real feel" was recorded at 53 degrees.
The web bulb temperature had also jumped to 33.7 degrees, the highest so far this year.
The heat index (HI) is what the temperature "feels like" to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature. HI is calculated for shady areas. (PTI)