MeT warns of heavy rain in parts of Delhi, NCR on Tuesday and Wednesday
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MeT warns of heavy rain in parts of Delhi, NCR on Tuesday and Wednesday

Only around one-fourth of the NCR would receive this heavy spell of rain, as ‘isolated’ areas means less than 25% of the stations(areas) would get rain. Other areas would receive rain, but the intensity might be milder.

delhi Updated: Jul 24, 2018 10:10 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A man standing outside Parliament House in New Delhi on July 20, 2018. The weather bureau has warned of heavy rain in parts of the national capital and NCR on July 24 and July 25. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

The depression over Bay of Bengal which had been triggering heavy rain over West Bengal and Odisha since Saturday is likely to reach northwest India and cause some heavy downpour in isolated parts of Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) over the next two days, the India Meteorological Department warned on Monday .

The national Capital has already received around 36% excess rain than it usually receives till July 23.

Going by the IMD’s parlance, however, only around one-fourth of the NCR would receive this heavy spell of rain, as ‘isolated’ areas means less than 25% of the stations(areas) would get rain. Other areas would receive rain, but the intensity might be milder.

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IMD has predicted heavy rains could hit isolated parts of Delhi and NCR over the next two days

Meanwhile, Safdarjung recorded around 18 mm of rain between Sunday morning and Monday morning, which is considered as ‘moderate’ according to IMD. Palam received around 70 mm of rain which is considered ‘heavy’ rain.

“We are expecting more rain in Delhi and NCR on Tuesday and Wednesday. In some areas the downpour could be intense,” said BP Yadav, deputy director general of IMD.

While on one hand a cyclonic circulation has developed over south Haryana, a well-marked low pressure area, which is presently located over Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, is expected to reach northwest India in the next two days. These two systems could result in heavy rain in some parts of Delhi and NCR, the weather scientists said.

“The depression over the sea that had been triggering heavy rain in West Bengal and Odisha is now located over Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh as a well-marked low pressure. This system is expected to move towards the west and reach northwest India within a day or two,” said a senior official of the IMD.

Delhi till date has already received 203.8 mm rain, which is at least 36% excess than what the city usually receives till July 23 every year. In 2017, Delhi received around 170 mm of rain in entire July. Usually, the city receives around 276mm of rain in July.

“The national Capital has just witnessed around six days of moderate rain, including Sunday this year, which has resulted in excess rain. The heaviest spell, 52.4mm was received on July 13,” said an official of the IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre.

The maximum day temperature on Monday was recorded at 35.6 degrees Celsius which is normal during this time of the year. The cloudy sky and some heavy spell of rain is expected to bring down the maximum temperature further to around 33 degrees in the next two to three days.

First Published: Jul 24, 2018 09:35 IST