Updated on May 17 at 12: 26 pm: Delhi may see isolated thunderstorm today, but no relief from hot days
Due to frequent on and off dust storm and thundershower activities, fluctuation in temperatures is being experienced over Delhi-NCR since last few days.
During the last 24 hours, temperatures over Delhi-NCR have increased and are settling above 40°C. On Wednesday, the Safdarjung observatory recorded its day temperature at 40.2°C and the Palam observatory recorded its maximum at 42.0°C. Ayanagar and Ridge also recorded their maximum temperatures at 41.4°C and 40.5°C, respectively.
Furthermore, we expect a shade higher in terms of temperatures today also. Therefore, due to the combination of high temperatures and light winds which are currently blowing across the national capital, we expect isolated thunderstorm/dust storm activities over some places in the Delhi-NCR region.
However, these activities would occur during the late afternoon or evening hours and thus, would not give any respite from the hot weather. Updated on May 16 at 16: 34 pm: In the month of May, national capital Delhi observes scorching heat. In fact, both Palam and Safdarjung observatory record day temperatures beyond 40°C. As per the previous year records, the day maximum in Safdarjung observatory reaches up to 45°C. Meanwhile, the day maximum in Palam has touched 48°C also.