Delhi rains are set to make a comeback and that too with a bang. Weathermen are predicting a prolonged spell of rain and thundershowers across Delhi NCR, beginning tonight. According to Skymet Weather, we can expect rains of varying intensity from February 18 to February 22 across the national capital and adjoining areas of Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad.
At present, an active Western Disturbance has approached the Western Himalayas, which would be soon inducing a Cyclonic Circulation over northwestern plains. Due to these systems, Delhi-NCR may receive scattered light to moderate rain and thundershower activities during this week.
This time the intensity of rain will be less and would not be widespread. However, we cannot rule out few intense spells. Isolated pockets might record hailstorm activities as well.
As the rains make appearance, day temperatures would witness a drop, however minimums would remain above normal. These rains will further extend Winters for a few more days. After the passage of Western Disturbance, cold winds from hills would once again start blowing from Western Himalayas across northern plains including Delhi NCR. These winds will not allow temperatures to rise much.
Until now, Delhi has received excess rainfall by 112%. On and off good spells of rain were witnessed by Delhi NCR in the season. Most of the rains were in the wake of active Western Disturbances and their induced Cyclonic Circulation over northern plains.
On a few occasions, Delhi has received few spells of hailstorm as well. In fact, Delhi saw an intense spell of hailstorm on February 7.
Until now in the month of February, Safdarjung Observatory has recorded 17 mm of rains which is the highest rainfall since 2014. During the last four years, Delhi has not received any significant rainfall. 2017 and 2018 remained dry, 2016 received 1.3 mm, followed by 2015 with 1.8 mm.
This year, Delhi has been receiving extremely good rainfall. The monthly average for February stands at 22.1 mm. We hope that this year the figure will be surpassed with quite an ease.
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