New Delhi, June 17: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light showers for the National Capital Region (NCR) that witnessed partly cloudy skies on Sunday with a minimum temperature of 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average.

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the region in and around Delhi had a severe air quality. At 8.30 a.m. the humidity was recorded at 66 per cent.

An official at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, “There is a possibility of light rains and thunder showers with strong gusty winds.”

According to the weather office the maximum temperature will be around 38 degrees Celsius on Sunday. The maximum temperature was recorded at 40 degrees Celsius on Saturday, while the minimum temperature of 33.4 degrees Celsius was six notches above the season’s average.

The impact of dust storm brought by the winds from Rajasthan in several parts of Delhi has reportedly gone down. Sunita Devi, Scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the dust situation is unlikely to persist in the days to come as a spell of rain and thundershower is expected on Sunday and Monday.

The North-westerly winds were responsible for carrying dust all over the Northern India. According to the IMD,  the day temperatures in northwest and Central India will remain in the range of 40 to ­42 degrees Celsius for the next two days. Sunita Devi said that places like Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, western parts of UP, western Himalayan regions will experience thunderstorm, rainfall & squally winds in forthcoming days.