EVEN THOUGH city residents woke up to a pleasant rainy morning on Thursday, the day temperature remained above normal. However, a fall was witnessed in the minimum temperature which was recorded at 21.7 degrees Celsius.
Officials from the Chandigarh Meteorological Department have predicted that the weather is likely to be cloudy in the next 24 hours, during which light rain and thundershowers can be expected in parts of Punjab and Haryana. “Owing to the western disturbances, the impact of the weather will continue to be seen over the next few days. Western disturbances lead to the non-monsoon season rain in the northwestern parts of India,” said an official from the Chandigarh Met Department.
The weatherman added, “Over the weekend, the city residents can expect similar rainfall, which will contribute to below normal day temperatures.”
On Thursday, however, the maximum recorded temperature was 33.8 degrees Celsius, one degree above the normal mark. For Friday, the officials have predicted partly cloudy sky with a maximum temperature rising up to 35 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, relatively dry conditions are expected to prevail in the city, and on Sunday again, light rainfall can be expected in parts of the city. Chances of thunderstorms have also been predicted for Friday and Sunday.
The slight fall in the minimum temperature that was recorded was due to breezy conditions that prevailed in the city because of the untimely western disturbances. After the cloudy conditions subside, there will be an increase in the maximum day temperature. “For now, the light rain will provide relief from the soaring temperature. However, once the cloudy conditions subside and dry weather conditions prevail, there will be a further rise in the temperature,” said the official.
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