Delhi rains continue, August to end on rainy note

August 28, 2018 6:55 PM |

delhi rainsUpdated on August 28, 2018 6:30 PM: As predicted by Skymet Weather, rains continued across Delhi-NCR on Tuesday.

Earlier rains were confined to western and central parts of the city, while late afternoon saw rains covering parts of east and adjoining areas of Noida and Ghaziabad.

These patchy rains kept the day temperature under check that settled at 31.8°C that was below normal by three degrees.

According to Skymet Weather, similar weather conditions will prevail through night and in fact, for the next 2-3 days.

Updated on August 28, 2018 8:30 AM: Heavy Monsoon rains lashed Delhi-NCR on early hours of Tuesday morning. Palam Observatory has recorded whopping 101 mm of rain in last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday, while Safdarjung Observatory recorded 50 mm of rains. Out of this, 47 mm of rains were recorded in mere six hours from 2:30 am to 8:30 am on Tuesday.

This heavy downpour had led to water logging at several places, which has triggered massive jams across the city and nearby areas of Gurugram and Faridabad. But as reiterated before, these rains were patchy in nature though intense in nature as there were few areas like Noida and parts of East Delhi have not recorded much rains.

According to Skymet Weather, this is not all as we can expect more rains in the coming days. However, they would continue to be patchy. In fact, August is likely to end on a rainy note.

As per weathermen, these rains are under the influence of the low pressure area over eastern parts of the country, which is moving in northwest direction. It is moving in sync with the Monsoon trough which is running in close proximity of Delhi-NCR.

Monsoon easterly winds are providing enough moisture over the Delhi-NCR, keeping weather conditions conducive for rain and thundershowers for the next 3-4 days. Rain activity would be more in the next three days, wherein they would be mainly light to moderate with heavy showers at few places.

These rains would keep the temperatures under check, leading to comfortable weather conditions. However, increase in humidity might create discomfort during the afternoon hours.

In spite of on and off Monsoon showers, Delhi rains have performed poorly this August. Rain in national capital has been well below the normal average. There have been patchy rainfall going on with some heavy rains at few pockets, but some areas remained less normal rains.

The rainy spell in the last 24 hours has been the highest so far and is responsible for covering up the huge rain shortfall this August.

Till August 28, Safdarjung Observatory has recorded 178 mm of rain against the normal of 232.5 mm. And with more rains in offing, chances are bright that the station might be able to reach its monthly bench mark. However, it seems that Palam Observatory would be able to cross its monthly average rainfall of 188.7 with quite ease as it has already recorded 160 mm of rain.


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