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Delhi wakes up to heavy rains, thunderstorms; dip in temperature likely

According to the weather forecast for today, winds gusting up to 25 kmph are expected in Delhi, which are likely to ameliorate the pollution levels in the national capital.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Published on: January 28, 2020 8:28 IST
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Delhi-NCR receives over-night rains, thunderstorms

Overnight rains and thunderstorms lashed Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), as the city woke up to pleasant weather on Tuesday. The weather in Delhi had turned cloudy since Monday evening, with scattered rains in parts of the national capital. The weather department on Monday had said the temperature in Delhi is likely to dip in the next two to three days due to light rains. 

The temperatures are expected to dip in the next two to three days and light rains are predicted on Tuesday, the MeT had said. According to the weather forecast for today, winds gusting up to 25 kmph are expected, which are likely to ameliorate the pollution levels.

Pictures of rains in several areas of Delhi were shared by news agency ANI on Twitter. 

As many as 14 trains were reported running late due to low visibility and other operational reasons in the Northern Railway region. 

Meanwhile, the air quality in Delhi was recorded as 'very poor', as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). As on Monday, the minimum temperature in Delhi was 8.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, while the maximum settled at 8.5 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity shot up to 100 per cent during the day.

Parts of North India reeling under coldwave

Himachal Pradesh witnessed cold and dry weather with Kufri and Manali recording sub-zero temperatures on Monday. Tribal district Lahaul-Spiti's administrative centre Keylong was the coldest place in the state at minus 13.4 degrees Celsius. Kinnaur's Kalpa recorded a low of minus 6.7 degrees Celsius, followed by Manali (minus 3.4) and Kufri (minus 2 degrees Celsius).

The minimum temperature in Dalhousie and Shimla was 0.9 degrees Celsius and 1.7 degrees Celsius respectively. The weatherman issued a 'yellow' warning for heavy rain and snowfall for Tuesday. It had also forecast rain and snowfall in the middle and high hills of the state till Friday.

The weather office issues colour-coded warnings to alert people ahead of severe or hazardous weather that has the potential to cause "damage, widespread disruption or danger to life". Yellow, the least dangerous of all the weather warnings, indicates the possibility of severe weather.

The residents of the Kashmir Valley got a slight respite from intense cold wave conditions, with the minimum temperature in Srinagar settling above the freezing point as against the previous night's minus 0.2 degrees Celsius.

The night temperature in Srinagar city at 0.6 degrees Celsius was above the freezing point for the first time in recent days and it was 1.6 degrees above normal for this part of the season.

In Qazigund, the gateway town to the valley in south Kashmir, the minimum settled at 0.8 degrees Celsius, an increase of 1.5 degrees from the previous night's minus 0.7 degrees Celsius.

Pahalgam, where the minimum temperature was minus 10.4 degrees Celsius, was the coldest recorded place in the Kashmir valley, while the mercury settled at 10.2 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg.

Leh in Ladakh Union Territory recorded a low of minus 18.4 degrees Celsius and the nearby Drass registered a minimum of minus 27.8 degrees Celsius.

Cold conditions continued to prevail in most parts of Punjab and Haryana with a fog cover at some places, including Ludhiana, Patiala, Ambala, Bathinda, Mohali, Adampur and Karnal.

Adampur in Punjab was the coldest place in both states. It registered a low of 3.5 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Union Territory Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, was 7.5 degree Celsius, one degree above normal.

Among other places in Punjab, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala recorded their respective lows at 5.5, 6.1 and 7.2 degrees Celsius respectively.

Pathankot, Halwara, Bathinda, Faridkot and Gurdaspur recorded their respective lows at 6.9, 5.4, 6.8, 7.4 and 6.7 degrees Celsius respectively.

In Haryana, Ambala, Hisar and Karnal experienced cold weather conditions at 5.8, 7.2 and 6.6 degrees Celsius respectively, upto two degrees below normal.

Minimum temperatures of Narnaul, Rohtak and Sirsa settled at 5.9, 8 and 9.2 degrees Celsius respectively.

In Uttar Pradesh, Bahraich and Kanpur recorded the lowest night temperature at 4.4 degrees Celsius each and the Met department has predicted rain or thundershowers at many places over western UP and at a few places in its eastern region on Tuesday.

State capital Lucknow recorded a minimum temperature of 7.5 degrees Celsius, and a high of 24.8 degrees Celsius.

Rains lashed parts of Rajasthan with 2.1 mm in Bikaner, 0.6 mm in Churu and 0.5 mm in Sri Ganganagar.

At a low of 10.2 degrees Celsius, Sri Ganganagar was the coldest place in the state followed by Jodhpur at 10.7 and Dabok at 10.9 degrees Celsius.
Churu, Jaipur, Ajmer and Kota recorded 12.1, 12.2, 12.4 and 12.6 degree Celsius respectively.

The maximum temperature at most of the places in Rajasthan was recorded between 19.8 and 28 degrees Celsius. 

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