Delhi has hot Tuesday, rain likelyJuly 3rd, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) It was a hot morning in the capital Tuesday with the minimum temperature settling a whopping six notches above the season’s average at 32.6 degrees Celsius. However, the weather office has forecast some respite with possible thundershowers towards the evening.
“The skies will become partly cloudy as the day progresses. There could be rain towards the evening and night in some parts of the city,” an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
“The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 40 degrees Celsius,” the official added.
Humidity recorded at 8.30 a.m. was 59 percent.
According to the IMD, the monsoon will arrive in the capital by the end of the week. The monsoon generally arrives in Delhi June 29.
Monday’s maximum temperature too was six notches above average at 41.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was five notches above at 32.3 degrees Celsius.
The hot and oppressive weather conditions have forced the Delhi government to extend summer vacations in its schools by a week till July 9. Some private schools have followed suit.
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