New Delhi, May 17: Gusty wind coupled with light rain swept across the national capital today, bringing relief to Delhiites from the heat conditions. Gusty wind at a speed of up to 71 km per hour hit the city in the evening.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in an alert earlier, said a spell of light rain and thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds at a speed of 50-70 km per hour was likely to hit the city and the NCR region.
The maximum temperature settled at 41.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, while the minimum settled at 26.1 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year, said a MeT department official.
The humidity oscillated between 60 and 17 per cent.
The MeT 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 degrees and 28 degrees Celsius, respectively tomorrow," the weatherman said. Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 40.2 degrees and 25 degrees Celsius, respectively.