New Delhi: Bringing slight respite from the soaring temperature, heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds lashed many parts of Delhi-NCR on Wednesday. It brought cheers on the faces of people who were reeling under intense heat in the national capital and nearby areas. Also Read - Customers Express Concern as Tomato Prices Further Rise to Rs 70 Per kg in Delhi

Giving further details about the rain, Dr Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, said that it rained in the region under the influence of the low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, the cyclonic circulation over north Rajasthan and trough running from north Pakistan. Also Read - Coronavirus in Delhi: Capital Witnesses Steep Decline in Active COVID-19 Cases

Along with the rain, the gusty wind measuring 50-60 km per hour also hit the national capital. However, the IMD predicted that there will be a rise in maximum temperature by 2-4 degrees Celsius till June 11, but the mercury will only reach up to 39-40 degrees.

As per the IMP updates, the maximum and minimum temperature in the city on Wednesday hovered over 40.6 degrees Celsius and 26.6 degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, the low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to move west-northwestwards and become well marked during the next 48 hours and bring widespread rainfall over central India during June 11 and 13.