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Delhi weather update: Sudden rain showers bring relief from scorching heat

Several parts of Delhi witnessed rainfall on Tuesday after the IMD predicted heavy showers in the national capital and neighbouring areas.

Parts of Delhi witnessed rainfall after the IMD predicted heavy rainfall in the city on Tuesday. (HT_PRINT)Premium
Parts of Delhi witnessed rainfall after the IMD predicted heavy rainfall in the city on Tuesday. (HT_PRINT)

In a sudden change of weather, several parts of Delhi witnessed light to moderate rainfall on Tuesday. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, Delhi-NCR (Dadri, Greater Noida) and adjoining areas including Safidon, Barwala, Jind, Hissar, Hansi, Meham, Tosham, Bhiwani, Loharu, Kosali, and Mahendargarh will witness moderate-intensity rain with gusty winds this evening.

The change in weather was the result of the formation of storms over southwestern Haryana and Rajasthan. There are possibilities of heavy rainfall in Gurugram, Ghaziabad, and Baghpat.

“Dust storm/Thunderstorm with rain (followed by rain) and gusty winds with speed of 40-70 Km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and NCR Sonipat, Rohtak, Kharkhoda, Jhajjar (Haryana) Bagpat, Meerut, Khekra, Modinagar, Garhmukteshwar," wrote IMD on X.

Delhi weather forecast

Unlike a sudden increase in mercury in Eastern India, weather in Delhi is likely to remain normal in the next two days with small episodes of moderate rainfall. The temperature in the national capital is likely to remain around 38 degrees Celsius in the coming 2-3 days. During the second half of the week, the temperature in Delhi may increase slowly by 1-2 degrees, IMD Senior Scientist Naresh Kumar told ANI.

The rainfall in Delhi is the result of a cyclonic disturbance which is likely to bring isolated to scattered light to moderate rainfall. There are chances of snowfall, along with thunderstorms and lightning, over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on April 22 and 23, 2024, the IMD said in its forecast. The relief from scorching heat would be shortlived as Delhi I likely to experience high temperatures in the coming two to three days. According to the IMD's latest weather forecast for Delhi, there will be mainly clear sky with strong surface winds on Wednesday and Thursday. A few places might witness cloudy weather with minimum and maximum temperatures hovering between 40 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius till April 29.

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Published: 23 Apr 2024, 05:52 PM IST
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