It’s seldom in June when Delhi wakes up to sweet weather. Bringing great relief from the scorching heat, the capital woke up to light to moderate rain in some parts of the city and its adjoining areas on Sunday morning. While the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had also forecasted thunderstorms with light to moderate rain today. Delhi’s rainfall certainly brought a respite from the heat.
Light To Moderate Rainfall In Delhi
Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-50 Km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of most places of Delhi ( Safdarjung, Lodi Road, IGI Airport, Ayanagar), NCR ( Loni Dehat, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida,
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) June 4, 2023
On early Sunday morning, a new rainstorm hit Delhi and the surrounding suburbs, providing relief from the hot weather. Light rain in the area dropped the mercury to 27°C at 7 am. The national capital also witnessed cloudy skies and chilly winds.
The majority of Delhi and its surrounding districts were expected to see mild to moderate rain and gusty winds blowing at the speed of around 30-50 Km/h, according to an earlier forecast from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The majority of northern India would see rain and thunderstorms in the next two hours.
The areas where rainfall has been predicted include Delhi’s –
- Lodi Road
- IGI Airport
Also, rainfall has been predicted in parts of NCR:
- Greater Noida
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The national capital saw its coldest May in the previous 36 years. With a mean maximum temperature of 39.5 degrees celsius, May is typically the warmest month in Delhi. This year, however, saw rainfall totals of 111 mm, 262% higher than the long-term average of 30.7 mm.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi on Saturday recorded a high temperature of 36 degrees Celsius, four degrees below the season’s normal.
However, Temperatures To Go Warmer Next Week
But, Delhi is set to get warmer over the week ahead. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the highest temperature will likely increase to approximately 42 degrees Celsius by June 9. In a similar vein, the prediction predicts that the lowest temperature, which was 22.7 degrees Celsius early on Saturday, would rise to about 26 degrees by June 9.
Over northwest India, June may also be warm, with maximum temperatures set to remain above average, according to the prediction. However, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said that Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) on Saturday, June 3, was 115, placing it in the moderate category.
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