Delhi weather today LIVE Updates: Delhi rains to take a back gear: The hopelessness over Bay of Bengal which had been triggering heavy rain in the West Bengal and Odisha since Saturday is all set to reach northwest India and cause some heavy downpour in isolated parts of Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) for the next 2 days, the India Meteorological Department warned, said the same on Saturday.
The national Capital has already received around 36% excess rain which is usually receives till 23rd July.
Going by the IMD’s parlance, though, only around one-fourth of the NCR that will be receive this heavy spell of rain, as ‘isolated’ areas means less than 25% of the stations (areas) can have rain.
Other areas would receive rain, but the intensity can be milder.
On between Sunday morning and Monday morning, in the mean time, Safdarjung recorded around 18 mm of rain, which is considered as ‘moderate’ as per the IMD. Palam received around 70 mm of rain which is regarded as the ‘heavy’ rain.
“We are expecting more rain in Delhi and NCR on Tuesday and Wednesday. In some areas the downpour could be intense,” said by the deputy director general of IMD, BP Yadav.
While on one hand a cyclonic circulation has developed over south Haryana, a well-marked low pressure area that is also presently situated over Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh is expected to reach northwest India in these upcoming days. These two systems could result in heavy rain in some parts of Delhi and NCR, the weather scientists told the same.
“The depression over the sea that had been triggering heavy rain in West Bengal and Odisha is now located over Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh as a well-marked low pressure. This system is expected to move towards the west and reach northwest India within a day or two,” said a senior official of the IMD.
Delhi till date has already received 203.8 mm rain, which is at least 36% excess than what the city actually received in 28rd July in this 2018. In 2017, Delhi received around 170 mm of rain in entire July. Usually, the city receives around 276mm of rain in the month of July.
“The national Capital has just witnessed around six days of moderate rain, including Sunday this year, which has resulted in excess rain. The heaviest spell, 52.4mm was received on July 24,” said an official of the IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre.
The maximum day temperature on the last Monday was recorded at 35.6 degrees Celsius that was also normal during this time of the year. The cloudy sky and some heavy spell of rain is expected to bring down the maximum temperature additional to around 33 degrees for the upcoming days.