Neighbourhood News Desk: National capital and surrounding regions on Wednesday got a much-needed respite as the mercury fell by five degrees over the past 24 hours and maximum temperature was recorded at 36.6 degree Celsius, four notches below the season’s average. With thundery developments in the northwest plains to continue, Thursday may also see respite but the mercury will rise marginally, according to the weather analysts.
Thursday’s maximum temperature is expected to hover around 37 degrees. Minimum temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 28.5, a notch above the season’s average. Due to moderate winds, the air quality of the national capital improved as the Air Quality Index of Wednesday was 136 against 171 on Tuesday on a scale of 0 to 500. The humidity oscillated between 62-66%. Tuesday’s maximum temperature was recorded 41.6 degrees, a notch above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 31.2, three notches above the season’s average.