New Delhi: Although the temperature fell by 7 degrees Celsius to 33 on Wednesday evening following a dust storm, there will be no rains and no relief on Thursday in Delhi from the intense heat. The maximum temperature is likely to touch 43 degrees on Thursday though there is no forecast of heatwave. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature fell from 41.6 degrees Celsius to 33 degrees in a short span in the evening following the dust storm and rains at isolated pockets in the city. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark But the temperature on Thursday morning rose to 34.2 degrees Celsius. On Thursday, the sky would be partly cloudy but there be no rains, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). “We do not expect rains in Delhi in the next few days. There can be rains on June 17-18 due to pre-monsoon activities,” said an IMD official. According to private forecaster Skymet, the moisture-laden winds from the Arabian Sea to north India will help keep the mercury under control. IMD said the heatwave in the country will end within two days once the southwest monsoon that is held up near Karnataka due to cyclone Vayu moves north. On Monday, the mercury in Delhi crossed 48 degrees Celsius, setting a record for the hottest day in June.
Demonstrations were held in Jaffna by land owners and politicians yesterday against the acquisition of the land by the government. A UNP delegation was refused access to a High Security Zone (HSZ) in Valikamam, Jaffna this evening.Reports from Jaffna said that the delegation including UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake and General Secretary Tissa Attanayake were prevented from entering the area. The UNP delegation currently on a visit to Jaffna with UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, had attempted to inspect the area which has been earmarked to be acquired by the government. Meanwhile the UNP delegation also visited the Uthayan office in Jaffna, which had come under an attack recently.UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe inspected the damage caused to the printing press of the office and then spoke to some of the staff and management of the Tamil newspaper.