Wet spell in North India ends, temperatures to rise

June 3, 2015 1:01 PM |

Clouds in DelhiAs reiterated by Skymet, fairly widespread rainfall activity has been observed in North India during the last three days. Two weather systems, a Western Disturbance in the hills and a cyclonic circulation over Pakistan and adjoining Rajasthan have worked in tandem to give rain in the region.

Though, the amounts are not very significant, it has helped in providing relief from the hot and uncomfortable weather. Rajasthan is the main pocket where rainfall has been substantial. For instance Barmer has recorded 12.6 mm of rainfall in a span of 24 hours, from 8.30 am on Tuesday. Jodhpur has recorded 4.1 mm of rain, while Chittorgarh has observed 2 mm of rainfall.

In other places like Punjab, Haryana and Delhi the rainfall amounts have either been light or in traces. In a span of 24 hours from 8.30 am on Tuesday, the Safdarjung Observatory in Delhi recorded 0.5 mm of rain. While Ambala in Haryana and Patiala in Punjab observed traces of rain. Chandigarh however, witnessed light rain of 4.7 mm.

Though light in intensity, the spell of rain has impacted the temperatures to a large extent. The maximums have dropped by 4 to 5 degrees at many places, providing huge relief from the hot weather conditions in the region. According to the data available with Skymet, the day temperature in Bikaner settled at 37°C on Tuesday, which is 5 degrees below the monthly normal. The night temperature also recorded 4 degrees below the normal to settle at 25°C. In Jaisalmer, the maximum settled at 38°C, which is 4 degrees below normal.

The national capital Delhi also saw the temperatures descend during this period (June 1 to June 3). For instance, the day temperature at the Safdarjung Observatory settled at 37°C on June 2, which is 3 degrees below the normal average. While on June 3, the maximum settled one degree below normal to record 39.9°C.

However, the above mentioned temperatures in the region are not going to sustain. According to weathermen at Skymet, the Western Disturbance in the hills of Jammu and Kashmir has weakened and the cyclonic circulation in Rajasthan has become less marked due to which no more rain is expected in the region soon. In absence of any weather system, the temperatures will rise to their monthly average in the next two days.

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