Light showers to continue in Delhi

Light showers to continue in Delhi

The capital witnessed partly clouded sky on Friday followed by intermittent rainfall.

The light showers may continue for another day, meteorological department officer said. The minimum temperature settled at 17 degree Celsius, a notch below average for this time of the season and the maximum temperature hovered around 34 degrees Celsius, the officer added.

“Thunderstorms are expected late evening. There is a possibility of light rainfall at night and Saturday morning,” said the officer.

The turn in the weather has been attributed to a western depression (WD) developing over Pakistan, which has led to cloudy skies in Delhi and some rains in other parts of the country. The officer said the WD is moving eastwards.

Rainfall in isolated regions of neighbouring states of Delhi was reported. Snow and rainfall in Himachal Pradesh was also reported.

The humidity in the city is hovering at 50 per cent.

“A fresh western disturbance would affect western Himalayan region from April 1 onwards,” the officer added.

Thursday’s rainfall in the evening caused traffic snarls.

“It is the beginning of the weekend. Such short spells are always welcomed in this city,” said Akshi Raina, resident of Saket.