It was a pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature settling at 27.5 degrees Celsius, it said. The relative humidity oscillated between 89 per cent and 66 per cent.
On Monday, Safdarjung, Delhi ‘s base station recorded a maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees C, three notches above normal.
Heat and humidity in the national capital continue to make people sweat.
A heatwave seared Delhi on Friday before thundershowers and gusty winds brought some respite towards the evening.
Officials said that this was mainly on account of moisture-laden easterly winds blowing over Delhi and surrounding region, which induced the rain. Easterly winds are known to make the nights warmer.
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The minimum temperature was 28.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal owing to moisture-laden easterly winds, which make nights warmer.
After a brief respite, the sweltering heat is back. Heat wave conditions returned to parts of the national capital on Wednesday, with the mercury touching 43 degrees C at many stations.
Delhiites woke up to a pleasant, cloudy and windy morning on Thursday as the city recorded its highest minimum temperature of the month so far at 25.8 degrees Celsius.
The relative humidity recorded at 8:30 am was 39 per cent, they said, adding the maximum temperature is likely to climb to 41 degrees Celsius.
With a record seven days of heatwave recorded this month, this is also the warmest April since 2010, said IMD officials.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said that the day was hot but a western disturbance has been affecting the Western Himalayan Region and the adjoining plains in northwest India.
he mercury settled at 41.7 degrees Celsius, 41.4 degrees Celsius and 41.5 degrees Celsius at Narela, Pitampura and Sports Complex stations respectively.
Senior IMD scientist RK Jenamani said that there may be a slight relief on Friday, as strong winds are likely to blow over the city, but the mercury is likely to climb up further on Sunday.