Brace for heavy rainfall on Saturday, Monday, says Met department

  •, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 17, 2015 10:38 IST
The government has asked Delhi residents to brace up for waterlogging again. (Arun Sharma/ HT Photo)

A wet weekend lies ahead for Delhiites with the weatherman predicting heavy rainfall on Saturday and Monday.

According to the India Meteorological Department’s monsoon forecast, the city is expected to see heavy rain on these two days after an interaction between an active western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and easterly winds because of an upper air cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal.

The city saw light rainfall on Thursday evening. The weatherman has forecast light rain and thundershowers on Friday as well. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be between 35 degree Celsius and 27 degree Celsius.

On Thursday, the maximum temperature was recorded as 37.5 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal.

Last week’s heavy showers that started on Friday continued till this Monday. So far, the city has seen 215.6 mm of rainfall since July 1 and has already exceeded the quota of rains the city is expected to receive in July.

According to the Met department’s climatology unit, Delhi is supposed to receive 214 mm of rain in July.

Last week’s rain had left the city waterlogged with various civic agencies blaming each other for the mess. The Delhi Jal Board, on Wednesday, claimed it had carried out massive desilting exercises to make sure rainwater did not collect on the roads.

Other agencies made similar claims but the government made it clear that some waterlogging was to be expected.

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