Fresh spell of rains in city, condition to continue

Fresh spell of rains in city, condition to continue

The Capital received a fresh spell of rainfall on Sunday with the maximum temperature plum-

meting to nine degrees below normal. Similar weather conditions are likely to continue for the next two days.

On Sunday, the city recorded 3.6 mm rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. Delhiites woke up to a cloudy morning followed by rain in some parts of the city.

“The maximum temperature was recorded at 19.6 degree Celsius and the minimum at 16.6 degree Celsius, two notches above normal. The city recorded light rainfall,” said a Met official.

The rain in Delhi was caused due to Western disturbances, the official said. The humidity was recorded between 50 per cent and 90 per cent with wind at the rate of 20 km per hour.

According to the Met, a western disturbance is currently located over Iran and adjoining areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The rain and thunderstorm over the plains of northwest India.

“The activity is likely to continue over Western Himalayan region and Indo-Gangetic plains on March 16 and would be over from the entire northwest & central India from March 17,” said a release by the IMD.

The other places in north India which saw rainfall are Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

“On an average, five to six Western disturbances affect western Himalayan region and adjoining plains of northwest India in March. Out of this, one or two interact with the easterly wave,” the IMD release said.

This is the fourth western disturbance, it added.

The Capital is likely to see rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm till March 17. 

“There will be one or two spells of light rain along with thunderstorms on Monday. The maximum temperature will hover around 21 degree Celsius and the minimum at 16 degree Celsius,” said a Met official.

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