After a rare prolonged dry spell over 42 days, Delhi finally got to see some winter rains on Tuesday. In fact, it is after December 11, 2017, that the national capital and its adjoining regions of Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad observed rains. This spell was also the first occasion of rains of 2018.
Along with Delhi, most parts of the northwest plains and hills also received widespread rain activity during the last 24 hours. However, the rains were short lived and light in nature.
In the last 24 hours from 08:30 am as on Tuesday, Delhi’s Safdarjung Observatory recorded 4.4 mm of rains, while the Palam Observatory witnessed 1 mm.
The other regions of Delhi and NCR that recorded rains include Narela and Jafarpur with 8 mm, Najafgarh and Mungeshpur witnessed 7 mm of rains, Ridge 5.6 mm, and Faridabad, Noida and Hindon recorded 2 mm of light spells each.
In wake of this, the maximums dropped significantly over all the above-mentioned areas leading to cold-day conditions. In fact, the evening got even colder as chilly winds were blowing across the city.