Pre-monsoon showers are expected to lash the city from Tuesday evening, according to the meteorological department.
The weathermen have given a forecast of thundery development on Tuesday. There is a possibility of thunderstorm with squall and wind speed exceeding 45kmph from Wednesday. Clouds are expected to stay all through the week, with light to moderate rainfall during the weekend.
The temperatures are expected to drop by 5-6 degrees, bringing the much-needed respite from the hot weather conditions.
On Monday, the maximum temperature went up a few notches. While it was 39.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the mercury level rose to 39.8 degrees Celsius on Monday. The maximum temperature on Monday was 3 degrees above normal, while it was 2 degrees above normal on Sunday.