Rain Forecast: Delhi likely to get some relief from scorching heat today

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India Gate in Delhi (Image: Pixabay)
India Gate in Delhi (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : Delhi may get some respite from the scorching heat today as the rains accompanied by thunderstorms have been forecasted by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). According to IMD, rains may bring down the maximum temperature to 38 degree Celsius.

The national capital's fourth ‘heat wave day’ of this month saw the mercury soaring to 41.8 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal on July 8. It had reeled under heat wave on July 1, July 2, and July 7 also.

In the plains, heatwave is marked when the temperature goes above 40 degree celcius and at least 4.5 notches above the normal.

Delhi’s bordering city of Gurgaon in Haryana experienced a maximum temperature of 43.7 degrees Celsius, six notches above the normal as there was no let-up in the hot weather conditions in the state and neighbouring Punjab.

Among other places in Haryana, Narnaul, Hisar, Rohtak, and Ambala recorded their maximum temperatures at 43.3 degrees Celsius 42.8 degrees Celsius, 41.8 degrees Celsius and 40.8 degrees Celsius respectively.