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Dramatic weather turn in Delhi as heavy rainfall provides relief from heat. IMD predicts cloudy days with occasional showers ahead.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Aug 19, 2023 23:02 IST
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Vehciles wade through a waterlogged road after rainfall, in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: ANI)
Vehciles wade through a waterlogged road after rainfall, in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: ANI)

New Delhi: In a dramatic turn of weather events, heavy rainfall graced multiple areas of Delhi, the national capital, on Saturday morning. The intense showers brought a much-needed relief from the scorching heat, causing the minimum temperature to drop by one degree, recording a pleasant 25.4 degrees celsius. Notably, heavy traffic jams were observed in various parts of the city, including Najafgarh’s Firozpur Road, Bahadurgarh Road, Paharganj, Vasant Kunj, Mundka, and Badarpur, due to the downpour.

IMD predicts cloudy days ahead

The Meteorological Department has forecasted the continuation of cloudy skies in the Delhi-NCR region for the next three days, accompanied by occasional light showers. According to their predictions, intermittent rainfall is expected in a few places accompanied by thunder and lightning during the next 24 hours. This pattern is likely to persist for the next four days, with a chance of fleeting showers at certain locations.

Sudden deluge eases temperature

The early morning downpour on Saturday brought a notable drop in temperatures, as the forecast hints at potential light rainfall for the upcoming three days. The wind speed during this period is expected to range between 6 to 12 kilometers per hour. The weather department reported a total rainfall of 12.8 millimeters in Delhi, with the southern-western parts of the city experiencing intense rainfall.

Among these regions, the Jafarpur area recorded the highest rainfall at 103 mm. Consequently, the temperature witnessed a decrease in these areas.

Furthermore, the all-India weather bulletin indicates the presence of a low-pressure area over Jharkhand and northern interior Odisha and northern Chhattisgarh. A monsoonal trough extends from Amritsar, Delhi, Hissar, moving through eastern Uttar Pradesh. Additionally, a cyclonic circulation lies over eastern Uttar Pradesh.

As a result of this weather pattern, there is a likelihood of heavy rainfall over Madhya Pradesh on August 19 and 20. Meanwhile, the western Himalayan region is expected to experience extremely heavy rainfall during the next 3-4 days.

Stay prepared for changing weather

As these weather dynamics unfold, Delhi and its neighboring regions are urged to stay prepared for potential fluctuations in weather conditions. The sudden rain showers have brought temporary relief to the region, offering respite from the sweltering heat.

As the upcoming days hold the promise of varying levels of precipitation, residents are advised to stay updated on weather forecasts and take necessary precautions.

First published on: Aug 19, 2023 11:02 PM IST

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