Delhi witnessed a sudden change in weather on Sunday afternoon as skies turned cloudy and rains in some parts brought the mercury down, giving much-needed relief to the people of the national capital.
Light rain, coupled with thunderstorm, lashed the national capital and its neighbouring areas on Tuesday. According to the India Meteorological Department, a western disturbance is behind the sudden rain, thunderstorm and increase in wind speed.
Parts of Delhi-NCR received light rain and strong winds on Friday morning. This led to a fall in the mercury level. Neighbouring Noida also received drizzle and strong winds.
Delhi recorded light rain on Thursday morning under the influence of a fresh Western Disturbance affecting northwest India, the India Meteorological Department said.
The national capital is likely to experience rainfall between February 3 and February 5, according to the India Meteorological Department. On Saturday, Delhi woke up to another cold morning with the minimum temperature at 5.4 degrees celsius.
The rains, under the influence of a strong Western Disturbance, come on the back of a severe cold wave that gripped Delhi in the run-up to New Year.
The IMD has issued an orange alert predicting moderate rains and thunderstorm in the national capital on Tuesday.
The minimum temperature in Delhi is likely to rise to 9 degrees Celsius in the next two to three days under the influence of the western disturbance, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said on Saturday.
The minimum of 7.0 degrees celsius was recorded by the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, the weather department said.
On Friday, the minimum and maximum temperatures in Delhi settled at 11.3 degrees Celsius and 25.8 degree Celsius, respectively. Westerly-northwesterly winds blow from snow-laden western Himalayas towards the plains.
Soon after it started drizzling in the national capital on Sunday evening, the Delhi Fire Department received multiple calls reporting “oil rain” from all over the city. The fire department is currently investigating the matter amid some roads being closed after bikers slipped.
Delhi is likely to receive light rainfall on Wednesday, which could be the last precipitation of this monsoon season, the MeT department said. There has been no rainfall in Delhi for two weeks. The last time Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded any rainfall (1.3 mm) was on September 8.
Delhi-NCR received fresh monsoon showers on Saturday evening as rains lashed several parts of the national capital. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, recorded 1.8 mm rainfall.
Central Delhi has recorded 62 per cent less rainfall this monsoon season so far and is the second-most rain deficient district in northwest India, according to India Meteorological Department data.
Rainfall led to water-logging in several parts of the national capital. Roads in Delhi's Greater Kailash were heavily waterlogged area on August 28.
The Yamuna was flowing close to the warning mark in Delhi on Wednesday morning and is likely to swell further with more water being released into it from the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana, officials said. The water level was recorded at 203.78 metres at the Old Railway Bridge at 8 am.
Delhi is expected to receive more rainfall in the coming days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. The weatherman said that the monsoon trough is shifting towards the national capital and will bring rain from the night of August 26 to August 28.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rains for the next two hours in Delhi and adjoining areas. According to the IMD, light intensity rain would occur over in adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Dadri.
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