Residents of Delhi and the National Capital Region woke up to heavy rainfall on Thursday. Reportedly, many parts of Delhi received rainfall on the previous day with the weather office issuing yellow alert for the next few days. Furthermore, heavy rains also lashed Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad resulting in waterlogging and traffic jams in some parts of the city.
The weather office further predicted that thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-40 km/hr would occur over and adjoining areas of several places of Delhi, NCR, Sonipat, Kharkhoda (Haryana) Baraut, Bagpat, Meerut, Khekra, Modinagar, Kithor, Pilakhua, Hapur (U.P.) during the next two hours.
Earlier on Wednesday, light to moderate rains lashed parts of the national capital leading to waterlogging and traffic jams at multiple areas. According to weather department, the city lodged 5mm rain since Wednesday. In addition, as per the data by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 9 am stood at 81. The India Meteorological Department noted that the humidity at 8:30 am was 83 per cent.
According to reports, the seven days forecast by the regional meteorological department forecasted a generally cloudy sky with very light rain/drizzle in the national capital today. The maximum and minimum temperature are likely to settle at 36 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius respectively.
Reports state that Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s primary weather station, registered a minimum temperature of 27.8 degrees Celsius, which is stated to be normal for this time of the year. In the past four months, the national capital registered above-normal rainfall, 53.2 mm against a normal of 17.4 mm in March, 20.1 mm against an average of 16.3 mm in April, 111 mm against a normal of 30.7mm in May and 101.7mm against a normal of 74.1 mm in June.
The IMD noted cloudy weather and occasional showers are expected over the next six to seven days and maximum temperatures are likely to oscillate between 32 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius. Moreover, the weather department has issued a yellow alert and warned that showers could flood low-lying areas and disrupt the flow of traffic on key roads.
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