NEW DELHI: The mercury is set to rise with maximum temperature likely to remain around four degrees above normal.
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However, there is no possibility of heatwave in the next five days. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the temperature is expected to dip slightly on April 16 due to very light rain under the influence of a western disturbance.
The maximum temperature on Saturday was 37.2 degrees Celsius— one degree above normal — at Safdarjung, the city’s base station. The hottest station was Sports Complex at 39.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Najafgarh at 39.2 degrees Celsius. The minimum at Safdarjung settled at 17.1 degrees Celsius— three degrees below normal. The maximum may touch 38 degrees on Sunday and is likely to reach 39 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
Kuldeep Srivastava, scientist, IMD and head, Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, said, “The day temperature may rise from Sunday and is likely to remain four notches above normal in the next few days. As another western disturbance is likely to impact the region, the temperature may dip slightly again.”
Delhi’s air quality, meanwhile, remained in the “moderate” category with an AQI of 181.