ALSO READDelhi to see gradual rise in mercury before another respite Slight rise in mercury across north India but cold wave to continue Mercury rises to 6.8 deg C, fog affects train service Mercury on rise in Delhi, Wednesday becomes warmest in February No respite from cold in North India, Leh records -15 deg
Trace of rains on Wednesday brought some respite from the heat in the national capital and surrounding areas. Weather analysts, however, said the respite was short-lived as the mercury will rise again from Thursday.
Delhi on Wednesday saw a over two degree drop in the mercury, with the maximum temperature recorded at 33.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.
The minimum temperature, however, increased by two degrees, at 23.6 degrees -- three notches above the season's average.
Thursday may see a cloudy sky and thunder towards morning. However, the weather is likely to clear up towards afternoon, according to analysts.
"Delhi will see above normal temperature. The respite from April 9-11 was for a short period. There was a western disturbance and cyclonic circulation over Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh which has started to clear," Mahesh Palawat, Director of private weather forecast agency Skymet, told IANS.
"There are no chances of rain from Thursday. Temperature will rise over the week," he added.
Due to trace of rains and moderate winds, Delhi saw improvement in its overall air quality with Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday placed at 141 ranking 'moderate', as compared to 230 or 'poor' on Tuesday.
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