Gusty winds sweep Delhi; light rain and thunderstorm likely

New Delhi: Gusty winds swept across the national capital on Thursday in a relief to Delhiites from the scorching sun.

The maximum temperature settled at 41.8°C, two notches above the season’s average, while the minimum settled at 26.1°C, normal for this time of the year, said a MeT department official.

An alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday evening said a spell of light rain and thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds at a speed of 50-70 km per hour will hit the city and the NCR region in three hours.

The humidity oscillated between 60% and 17%.

The MeT has also forecast cloudy skies along with the likelihood of light rain and thundershowers accompanied with squall towards the evening and night.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover at 42°C and 28°C, respectively tomorrow (Friday),” the weatherman said.

On Wednesday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 40.2°C and 25°C, respectively.