Delhi Weather Update: Light rain, thunderstorm lashes capital — Check next 4 days forecast, reason behind sudden weather change

Weather Update: Light rain, coupled with thunderstorm, lashed Delhi on Wednesday evening, March 29. The change in the weather is a result of a Western disturbance that was impacting northwest India, according to India Meteorological Department officials.

Winds gusting up to 40 kilometres per hour barrelled through the city, said PTI.

Earlier in the day, the IMD had predicted a spell of rain and cloudy weather starting Wednesday night under the influence of the fresh Western disturbance.

“There is enough moisture available in northwest India due to the western disturbance and the temperatures have also risen over the last few days. So, the conditions are conducive for such activity,” the head of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre Kuldeep Srivastava said.

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Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 16.2 degrees Celsius and partly cloudy skies during the day. The maximum temperature settled at 33.6 degrees Celsius.

Cloudy weather, light rain and thundershowers are likely for the next three to four days, with Friday probably witnessing the peak activity.

The maximum temperature is predicted to drop by three to four degrees Celsius over the next three days, said PTI.

Back-to-back western disturbances over northwest India led to rain and hail in several parts of the region, including the national capital, last week.

Delhi recorded 12.2 mm rainfall in 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Saturday, which is the maximum precipitation in a day in March in three years.

(With PTI inputs)

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