Rains appear over Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, temperatures to fall

February 21, 2020 10:21 AM |

Rains made a visit over multiple regions of Northwest India yesternight. While Delhi’s Safdarjung observatory recorded 1.8 mm rains, Palam observatory recorded 3.2 mm precipitation. At the same time, Pathankot and Amritsar managed to record trace rainfall. These rains were short-lived and were not fairly widespread. After a brief spell, rains have come to a halt over most regions today morning.

Strong humid westerly winds were blowing over Northern Plains including Punjab, Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh for the last few days. Due to these winds, night temperatures had peaked over entire Northwest Plains.

Similar pattern continued during the last 24 hours as well. In fact, the minimum temperatures even showed an upward spike by about 4 to 5 degrees over most places. Delhi’s Safdarjung Observatory recorded its night temperatures at 15.8°C which is a total of five degrees above the normal mark.

The reason for these rains in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, is a Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining area.

The system is likely to pass away by the night of February 21. Thereafter, northwesterly winds are likely to take over. These cold winds will lead to a reduction in the temperatures. However, winter chill is not expected to make a comeback anymore.

Image Credits – The Indian Express

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