Hot Tuesday in Delhi, light rains likely Wednesday

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Delhi sweated it out Tuesday as the maximum temperature crossed the 40-degree mark for the first time in April. However, some respite was in sight with the Met office forecasting light rains and cloudy skies Wednesday.

Tuesday’s maximum temperature settled at 40.2 degrees Celsius – four notches above average for this time of the season. The skies remained partly cloudy and the minimum temperature was recorded a notch below average at 20.8 degrees.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), some relief from the heat is expected Wednesday with cloudy skies and light rains.

“Parts of the city may get light showers tomorrow (Wednesday),” said the IMD official.

The maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 38 and 21 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Monday’s maximum temperature settled a notch above the season’s average at 36.4 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature settled a degree below average at 20.1 degrees Celsius.

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