Delhi monsoon ends dry spell, rain to continue this whole week
Delhi weather is likely to stay pleasant and wet at least till the weekend. Expect a heavy downpour on Saturday, say Met departmentdelhi Updated: Aug 24, 2017 13:12 IST
The rainy weather that resumed in Delhi on Wednesday after a dry Monsoon spell is likely to last till the end of this week. Meteorological department said Thursday is going to remain cloudy with possibility of rain in many parts of Delhi. Brace for heavy downpour on at least two days this week, said the Met officials.
“For the next few days, Delhi will get some rain. It will fluctuate between light and moderate to heavy with intense showers expected on Thursday and Saturday,” said a Met official.
According to the MeT department, the rain is due to monsoon, which will continue till the first week of October. “There is forecast of this kind of rain for the rest of the week,” he said, adding that even though monsoon is on, rain takes places because of factors like wind pattern and western disturbances.
On Wednesday, from 8.30 in the morning till 5.30 in the evening, 37.2mm rain was recorded at Safdurjung observatory, which is considered official for Delhi.
Palam recorded 22.6mm rain, Lodhi Road 26.8mm, Ayanagar 32.6mm while trace rainfall was recorded at the observatory at Ridge.
But waterlogging due to the rain caused traffic snarls in some parts of the city.
Traffic moved slowly in the carriageway from Peera Garhi towards the elevated road Mangolpuri and from TR Sawhney Motors towards Bhopura Border due to waterlogging.
Snarl was reported at Khajuri towards Wazirabad due to breakdown of a DTC bus at Wazirabad Bridge. In the morning hours, another bus breakdown caused bumper to bumper traffic from GPO towards Patel Chowk near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.
On Wednesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 34.7 degree Celsius, a notch above what is normal this time of the year. The minimum was 28.5, two degrees above normal.
The humidity levels stayed on the higher side oscillating between 100 and 79%.
“On Thursday, generally cloudy sky is expected. Thunderstorm with rain is likely to occur in some areas of the city. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 33 and 28 degrees respectively,” the MeT official said.