Delhi, which is still reeling under heat wave conditions is likely to witness the monsoon showers in the next two days according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
After a long spell of summer with shooting temperatures monsoon rains may bring respite to the residents of national capital. As per IMD, the temperatures in and around Delhi are expected to be between 29 and 39 degrees Celsius along with light rains.
The Southwest monsoons have advanced further into the country bringing rains to the western and central India including Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
With the winds moving west-northwestward, the conditions are favoring further advancement of rains to the remaining parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Chandigarh and New Delhi that are yet to witness monsoon rains.
Currently the weather in Delhi and surrounding areas is very sultry and discomfortingly humid with monsoons delayed by over a week from its normal arrival around the end of June. Private weather forecaster Skymet said the National Capital Region will witness isolated thunders and scattered rains on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the maximum temperatures settled at 39.4° Celsius, which is said to be three notches above normal, while the minimum temperatures were recorded at 29.4° Celsius, which is two notches above normal. Humidity levels were recorded to be between 66% and 41%.