Rain and thundershowers are just at a stone’s throw away distance in the national capital Delhi. This spell was much anticipated and will last for 2 days on 22nd and 23rd March. The day temperature in Delhi has risen to remain around 34°C or more for the last 5 days. It crossed the threshold of 35°C yesterday for 3rd time this month to stay at 35.2°C at base observatory Safdarjung. The meteorological office at Lodhi Road was still higher at 35.6°C and measured even trace of rainfall. Ayanagar, Narela and Ridge recorded the highest mercury level of this season breaching the 36°C marks to scale 36.2°C, 36.5°C, and 36°C respectively.
Rain and thundershowers are expected over most parts of Delhi today during the day and night. The spell will continue tomorrow also, maybe for a lesser duration. Weather activity in Delhi may be accompanied with lightning and hailstorm in some pockets and gusty winds during the dissipating phase of the thunderclouds. Delhi will manage to cross its monthly target of 15.9mm rainfall.
An active western disturbance over the hills and strong induced cyclonic circulation in the plains will together strap most parts of North India across hills and plains. Rains reached the doorsteps of Delhi yesterday itself and Ambala and Karnal have already smelled showers last evening. The day temperature in Delhi will drop consistently for the next 4 days before rising again from 27th March onward. Mercury may shoot up in Delhi during the closing days of March to touch 37°C or more.