Heavy rains lash Delhi, bring respite from scorching heat
New Delhi, May 25: Heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi-NCR on Thursday evening along with thunderstorms and gusty winds, bringing relief from the heatwave conditions.
"Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds (40-60 kmph), lighting and light/moderate spell of rain very likely to continue over most parts of Delhi-NCR during next 02 hours," India Meteorological Department said on Twitter.
IMD has also predicted rain in Delhi for the next two to three days and no heat wave is predicted until May 30.
"Thunderstorm with Lightning accompanied by gusty wind (speed 35-45 kmph) is very likely to occur at most places over Central Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North Delhi, North East Delhi, North West Delhi, South Delhi, South West Delhi, West Delhi in next 24 hours," the regional weather department predicted on Thursday.
On Thursday, Delhi saw temperatures as high as 46 degrees Celsius.
On Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department forecasted light rain and cloudy skies in Delhi.
Kuldeep Srivastava, an IMD scientist said that there is a western disturbance effect in Jammu and Kashmir that is predicted to come to the plains of North East India region and North East Rajasthan.
"There is a Western disturbance effect in Jammu and Kashmir. This effect will come to the North East India region and North East Rajasthan. Due to which light rain and clouds are predicted in Delhi also," he added.
Even though the Delhi-NCR region has been experiencing a heat wave-like condition for the last two days, the scientist predicts a minor increase in temperature, but the clouds will remain around and there may be drizzle. During this period, hailstorms are also possible in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, regions of Punjab connected with Himachal Pradesh, and some areas of North Rajasthan, he added.
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