Rain on cards this weekend in Chandigarh, to go on into next week
The rain is expected to increase from Saturday onwards and peak between Monday and Tuesday.punjab Updated: Jul 21, 2018 10:43 IST
Already going through a period of slow monsoon activity for about two days, Chandigarh will see light to moderate rainfall this weekend, said the officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chandigarh.
“We have detected a system which will last for about two days over Chandigarh. Even after the system passes, rain is expected to continue into the middle of the next week,” the officials said. The rain is expected to increase from Saturday onwards and peak between Monday and Tuesday.
According to Shivinder Singh, a scientist at the IMD, the monsoon movement had temporarily shifted downwards, but now it is expected to bring rain to Chandigarh again. “Although rain is expected to stay between light to moderate intensity, heavy rain is also possible in isolated areas in Punjab and Haryana,” he said.
There was a one degree Celsius jump from the 35.5°C maximum temperature recorded on Thursday. The minimum temperature also jumped to 27.4°C on Friday as compared to 25.7°C recorded on Thursday. The heat brought down the humidity slightly with minimum humidity coming down to 59%. The maximum humidity stayed high at 89%.
In the coming days, rain will bring down the temperature slightly. Maximum temperature will fluctuate between 33°C and 34°C and minimum temperature will remain between 27°C and 26°C.
First Published: Jul 21, 2018 10:43 IST