New Delhi: The weather in the National Capital Region remained hot on Monday. The maximum temperature settled at 38.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season’s average, stated an official. As per the Safdarjung observatory, the minimum temperature was recorded to be 25.2 degrees Celsius.

The MeT official added that the relative humidity hovered between 39 per cent and 63 per cent. The weatherman has forecast cloudy skies with the possibility of a dust storm or thunderstorm with light rains and gusty winds. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 38 and 25 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Meanwhile, IMD stated that due to the current Western Disturbance and ongoing moisture incursion from the Arabian Sea, rainfall or thunderstorm activity was very likely over many parts of northwest India this week. Rainfall or thunderstorm activity is also likely to increase over Northeast and peninsular India. “Isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Arunachal Pradesh and Assam and Meghalaya during next four days,” the weather forecasting agency stated in its report.

On Sunday, the SkymetWeather agency had tweeted, “Ongoing dust storm activities in Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad pulls down air quality into ‘poor’ level.”

The private weather agency tweeted on Monday, “Dust storm and thundershowers with gusty strong winds will occur over Ajmer, Alwar, Baran, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Dausa, Dhaulpur, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, #Kota, Nagaur, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar and Tonk districts of Rajasthan during the next 6 hours.”

It added, “Dust storm and thunderstorm activity with light rains will occur over Agra, Aligarh, Auraiya, Badaun, Bulandshahr, Etah, Etawah, Firozabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Kannauj, Kanshiram Nagar, Mahamaya Nagar, Mainpuri and Mathura districts of Uttar Pradesh during the next 4-6 hours.”

On Saturday, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 27 degree Celsius on Saturday with a relative humidity of 22 per cent.

(With agency inputs)