Mercury in the national capital of Delhi will be on a rising spree and soon touch 40 degrees before the next weekend. The first 10 days of April have generally registered above normal temperatures for Delhi with the highest around 39 degrees. Earlier on March 29, 2021, Delhi breached 40 degrees mark with the base observatory Safdarjung searing 40.1 degrees celsius.
Unlike March, the month of April for Delhi invariably cross 40 degrees more than once. Since the year 2005, this feat for Delhi was achieved every year except in 2012 when the highest got arrested at 38.7 degrees. Last year, this milestone for Delhi was achieved only once on 15th April and this time it may coincide with the same date. The temperature for Delhi is expected to rise to 38-39 degrees around Baisakhi, 13th April and reach 40 degrees over the subsequent 48 hours.
There is no active weather system likely till 14th April and dry and hot conditions will prevail over Delhi NCR. An induced cyclonic circulation of an active western disturbance is expected to arrive on 15th April and there is a likelihood of thunderstorm the same evening. Rain and thundershowers are expected over Delhi NCR in a wider area on 16th April and its remnant may even last till the next day on 17th April. Marginal relief can be expected for Delhi NCR with this pre-monsoon activity with the mercury lowering down to mid 30 degrees for few days.