New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Delhi on Monday witnessed maximum temperature going to “record” 48 degree Celsius mark.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), an observatory in Safdarjung recorded maximum temperature at 45.6 degrees Celsius while the one in Palam saw mercury touching 48.0 degree mark.
Earlier, the highest temperature was recorded at 47.8 degree Celsius in 2014.
Western, central, and northern parts of the country on Monday witnessed a surge in temperature, making the heatwave conditions severe.
There could be relief for people in Delhi and the surrounding areas with pre-monsoon showers predicted on Tuesday.
“A cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan will cause rains in Delhi and surrounding areas on Tuesday evening. It will lead to a drop in the temperature,” said Mahesh Palawat, Director at Skymet.
“Rains will occur on Wednesday and Thursday as well. Later, there will be no heatwave.”
According to the Meteorological Department, there is likely be a cyclonic storm along the Western Coast on Monday evening due to depression over Southeast Arabian Sea.