Delhi woke up to warm and humid Thursday morning, with no signs of any significant rains. But afternoon hours saw conditions changing as thick rain bearing clouds covered the sky around 2 pm. What followed was the spell intense rain and thundershowers across many parts of the city and adjoining areas of Noida and Ghaziabad. This brought a significant drop in the mercury by about 10 degrees.
Safdarjung Observatory recorded heavy showers to the tune of 34 mm of rain in span of mere three hours. Lodhi Road too saw similar spell with 39 mm of rains. In wake of this, the mercury that had reached 37°C, immediately dropped to 27°C around 4:30 pm.
According to Skymet Weather, these rains can be attributed to the Monsoon trough that had earlier shifted to the foothills. It has now moved southwards after the passage of Western Disturbance and is now running across the plains including Karnal which is very close to Delhi-NCR.
As per weathermen, short and sharp rainy spell like the one on Thursday is typical of Monsoon trough activity. The trough is oscillating in nature and its movement will continue to give rains. The areas falling within the 100 km range, both north and south direction, comes direct in the striking range of the trough.
Besides this, a cyclonic circulation is seen over Rajasthan and adjoining areas of Central Pakistan. This system is semi-permanent feature during the Monsoon season that further enhances the rain over the region.
With both the phenomena likely to persist, Delhi rains of varying intensity would continue to lash several areas in the coming days. According to forecasters, lot of moisture is hanging in the atmosphere and with temperatures rising as the day progresses, weather conditions will remain conducive for rains over Delhi-NCR.
Day temperatures would also continue to settle in the range of 36°C to 38°C, which will be below the normal average.
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