Home/ News / India/  Delhi weather: Temperature drops after light showers; IMD predicts more rains, strong winds in parts of city

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Delhi is likely to experience light rain and dust-raising winds over the course of the next five days. The national capital isn't expected to experience another heat wave until Tuesday.

IMD's Safdarjung Observatory on Thursday predicted, “Thunderstorm with Lightning accompanied by gusty wind (speed 35-45 kmph) is very likely to occur at most places over Central Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North Delhi, North East Delhi, North West Delhi, South Delhi, South West Delhi, West Delhi in next 24 hours."

IMD scientist Kuldeep Srivastava while speaking to news agency ANI explained, "There is a Western disturbance effect in Jammu and Kashmir. This effect will come to the North East India region and North East Rajasthan. Due to which light rain and clouds are predicted in Delhi also."

The IMD scientist also noted that there are chances of hailstorms in areas close to Delhi, including Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, areas of Punjab connected to Himachal Pradesh and some areas of North Rajasthan in the coming days.

Many parts of Delhi experienced heavy rains followed by thunderstorms and gusty winds on Thursday. According to the Safdarjung Observatory, the minimum temperature in the national capital fell to 22.6 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature also fell to 36.9 degrees Celsius. 

On 24 May, IMD, after days of blistering heatwaves said that the heatwaves ended in the country and temperatures will start decreasing. The weather department issued Orange Alert for various places in North India and forecasted heavy rains in the hilly areas for 2-3 days.

A recent study conducted by University of Cambridge revealed that heatwaves in India are becoming more frequent and severe due to climate change. It also added that Delhi and other large urban areas are more vulnerable to heatwaves.

(With inputs from agencies)


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Updated: 26 May 2023, 08:13 AM IST
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