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Surprise heavy rain in Delhi of 47 mm as city crosses monthly average in a single day, more rain likely

October 4, 2019 9:13 AM |

Delhi rains

Rains in Delhi paid a surprise visit yesterday with the Safdarjung Observatory recording 47 mm of rain. The Palam Observatory also received good rain of 30 mm in a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday. With this spell of rain, Delhi has surpassed its October average rainfall of 14.3 mm which is more than three times its average rainfall.

The intense showers in parts of Delhi disrupted the Navaratri and Durga Puja celebrations. Many pandals, were blown away, while some of them were waterlogged. Moreover, the operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport remained suspended for about half-an-hour.

However, the one thing that these rains did good to the National Capital Territory was pulling down the temperatures by a whopping 13.2 degrees. From 34.8℃ at 5:30 pm the temperature dropped to settle at 21.6℃ at 8:30 pm. The air quality also improved.

These rains were the result of a Cyclonic Circulation over Punjab and Haryana, along with a Trough extending up to West Uttar Pradesh across Delhi. Since the last two days, temperatures and humidity levels were on the rise in Delhi in the wake of continuous easterly winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal.

All these systems resulted in widespread rain and thundershowers along with isolated hailstorm activities yesterday in Delhi and NCR. A similar condition was observed in parts of Haryana as well.

Meteorologists at Skymet have forecast on and off rains in the National Capital Territory today as well. However, as the Cyclonic Circulation over Punjab and Haryana has weakened, the intensity would be comparatively less.

October 7 or 8 onward, we expect the weather in Delhi and NCR to clear up completely along with clear sky conditions and a rise in the temperatures.

Although the season of Monsoon has officially ended, we do not expect the withdrawal to take place until October 12 in Delhi and NCR.

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