New Delhi: There is some good news for Delhiites, weather department has predicted rainfall on the weekend. The weather department has forecast moderate to heavy rainfall across the national capital on the weekend, officials said on Thursday.

"There are possibilities of moderate to heavy rains across the national capital on weekend," said Kuldeep Srivastava, the regional weather forecasting head of the IMD.

The rainfall recorded so far in August is 60.8 mm, which is 54 per cent less than normal. The seasonal rainfall recorded is 271.2 mm, which is 34 per cent less than normal, the MeT department said.

Meanwhile heavy rains lashed several parts of Delhi on Thursday morning, leading to waterlogging on several roads.

Waterlogging and puddle on roads leading to the Red Fort, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag on the 73rd Independence Day, caused inconvenience to visitors.

"The minimum temperature was recorded at 24.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal while the humidity in the morning hours was 68 per cent," a MeT official said.

The Safdarjung observatory recorded 19 mm rainfall, while the rainfall received at Palam observatory was 9.3 mm.

It was a sultry day in Delhi on Thursday with rains in parts of the national capital in the morning hours.

Delhi recorded 199.2 mm rains in July, which is 5 per cent less than the 30-year average of 210.6 mm.

According to SkymetWeather, heavy rains will lash parts of Rajasthan too. Intensity will be moderate to heavy over Southeast and Southern parts of Rajasthan such as that of Mount Abu, Udaipur, Kota and Chittorgarh. Tomorrow we expect the western parts of Rajasthan to also receive good rains. In fact, western parts might start receiving rains from tonight or today evening onward, SkyMet tweeted.


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