The cool breeze that swept across the Capital on Wednesday morning heralding pleasant weather held court on Thursday as well. And the maximum temperature of 27.4 degrees Celsius and the minimum of 15.1 degree Celsius was almost a replica of Wednesday's low of 13.5 degrees Celsius and high of 26.3 degrees Celsius.
Thursday's maximum of 27.4 degrees Celsius was three degrees below normal and the minimum was also two degrees below normal for this time of the year, according to the India Metrological Department.
However, Delhiites are not complaining. “The week started off with high temperatures and the sun was so harsh. Tuesday afternoon and evening were also especially hot; it was late that night that a gentle breeze started to blow in and by morning we had to wear a light sweater,” said a Delhi University professor.
“Summer will not just begin suddenly but it will be a gradual and steady rise in temperatures,” IMD Director B.P. Yadav had said after the heavy rain on Monday. He had attributed the sudden rain to cyclonic disturbances over the Bay of Bengal and hastened to explain that thunder storms and even hail storms were a common feature in March.
The temperature is expected to rise from Friday. Thursday was also marked by a heavy breeze which carried a substantial amount of dust.