Squall brings relief from heatwave, mercury drops to 35 deg C

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 19:36 [IST]
 

New Delhi, Apr 18 (UNI) A heavy squall today brought Delhiites some relief from the scorching summer heat of the past few days, abating the ongoing heatwave in the capital.

Accompanied by thunderstorms, the strong south-easterly winds, which hit Delhi this morning, resulted in a sharp fall in the maximum temperature in Delhi to 35 degrees Celsius, from the season's highest of 41 degrees C yesterday.

The drastic fall in the mercury to 35 degrees C, one degree below normal, led to considerable abatement of the heatwave that the Capital city has been experiencing over the past few days.

The coming days could witness further abatement of the heatwave conditions in the capital with the weather office forecasting a likelihood of further thundersqualls over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi during the next 48 hours.

The met office has forecast a partly cloudy sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with the possibility of rain and thundershowers in some areas accompanied by a squall.

The maximum temperature tomorrow is expected to remain at 35 degrees Celsius.

Delhi has been experiencing a severe heatwave over the past few days with the maximum recording the season's highest of 41 degrees C, five degrees above normal, yesterday.

UNI


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