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Scorched Delhi to witness light rain

After waking up to a cloudy Friday morning with light rain, residents of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) can expect a dry weekend. However, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), thuderstorms and light rain can be expected at the start of next week.

A fresh Western Disturbance is expected to cause similar spells on April 15 and 16.

“Thunderstorms, accompanied by gusty winds with a speed of 40-50 kmph, are expected at several places in Northwestern planes, including Delhi and NCR region,” said Kuldeep Srivastava, a scientist at IMD.

According to the department, no significant change in maximum temperatures over northwest India is expected during next three days. Maximum temperature of 44.0°C was recorded in Banda (Uttar Pradesh) in northwest India and 40.6° C was recorded at Palam in Delhi.

On Friday, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi and isolated areas in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan witnessed light rain. Rising heat seems to be hitting the tourism industry in the Capital.

A foreign tourist said, “India is beautiful but the heat makes us feel that we are going to melt.”

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