After recording fairly good pre-Monsoon rains, weather conditions across Delhi and adjoining areas of Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad have cleared up. Since the last two days, heat is catching up and residents are witnessing bright sunny afternoons.
Temperatures have been rising gradually. In fact, on Monday, we expect the day temperatures to reach up to 40 degree Celsius in few parts of the capital city. Delhiites would have to battle hot afternoon on Tuesday as well. In fact, around 2:30 pm, mercury at Safdarjung Observatory had already reached 39.8 degree Celsius.
However, hot weather would be short lived only. A fresh Western Disturbance is approaching the hills of North India, which would also be inducing a cyclonic circulation over parts of Rajasthan. Hence, heat will not increase significantly. In fact, by Tuesday evening clouding would be seen in parts of Delhi and NCR.
Pre-Monsoon rains and dust storm would begin in full swing over the National Capital Region on May 22. Between May 22 and 24, we expect scattered rain and thundershower accompanied with thunderstorm and strong winds over Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad.
In the wake of rains, once again day temperatures will drop marginally. Although the drop will not be very significant as these pre-Monsoon activities will be for short duration and mainly during late afternoon or evening hours.
Pre-Monsoon season over the National Capital Region is mainly dominated by heat, resulting in dust storm, thunderstorm, rain and thundershowers. However, the ongoing season has seen relatively lesser heat. As a result, rain activity has also been on the lower side. Till now in May, Delhi has received only 22 mm of rain against its normal of 31.5 mm.
The hottest day for Delhi-NCR was recorded on April 30, wherein the Palam Observatory recorded its maximum temperature at 45.7 degree Celsius. May and June are the peak pre-Monsoon months over Delhi-NCR and temperatures mostly settle between 44 and 45 degree Celsius.
After the widespread spell of pre-Monsoon weather activities around May 17, temperatures in the region dropped significantly and were settling 4 to 5 degrees below normal.
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