Updated: June 25, 2021 1:28:23 am
Daytime temperatures in Delhi, which have been below normal for the most part of June, are set to rise and touch 41 degrees Celsius next week as rains skip the national capital.
The India Meteorological Department had earlier forecast an early monsoon in the region. However, changes in wind patterns and low pressure areas meant that the advancement of moisture-laden winds, which bring monsoon rain, has now been hampered.
IMD officials said there is now a chance that monsoon rains will hit Delhi after its onset date of June 27.
“Further advancement of the Southwest Monsoon into the remaining parts of Rajasthan, Western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Punjab is likely to be slow as large scale features are not favourable and the forecast wind pattern by the numerical models do not indicate and favourable condition for sustained rainfall over the region during the forecast period (six days),” the IMD stated.
Despite monsoon not reaching the Delhi-NCR region, Chandigarh, and parts of Punjab yet, the North-West India region has got 52% surplus rains so far. According to IMD, East and North East, Central and the South Peninsula regions have all got above normal rains so far.
While light rain is expected on Friday and Saturday, with the maximum temperature expected to be 38 degrees Celsius, the next four days are expected to be dry, with the maximum temperature expected to touch 41 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Thursday the city saw a cloudy sky and dust storm, with the maximum temperature being recorded as 38.2 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal. The minimum temperature was recorded at 28.3 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.
Humidity has been high throughout the past week, touching 75% over the past 24 hours.
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