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Weather Highlights: IMD predicts rain, thunderstorm for north India in next 48 hours 

Attributing the rainy weather conditions to the passage of frequent Western Disturbance the IMD in its latest bulletin has predicted that rain, thunderstorm accompanied by hailstorm is likely over the hills in north India and dust storms in the plains in the next 48 hours.

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Vehicles on road during rains in New Delhi. (Source: PTI Photo)

After heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana and some places in Rajasthan, the India Meteorological Department has forecast fresh showers in the northern region in the next 48 hours.

IMD attributed the prevailing weather conditions to the passage of Western Disturbance. Its latest bulletin predicted that rain, thunderstorm accompanied by hailstorm is likely over the hills in north India and dust storms in the plains.

While heat wave conditions are likely at some places in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for the next 4-5 days.

On Monday, heavy showers brought relief to Delhi from scorching heat even as dust storms hit some areas of the city. Before the rains, the maximum temperature was recorded at 40.2 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature settled at 25 degrees Celsius, according to news agency PTI.

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"The minimum temperature recorded at 8.30 am was at 20.8 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal while the humidity level was 73 per cent," a MeT official said. 

The Safdarjung observatory received 3.3 mm rainfall overnight while the Palam observatory recorded 8.9 mm. Lodhi road observatory and Ridge area observatory recorded 9.6 mm and 1.6 mm rainfall respectively while traces of rainfall were recorded at Aya Nagar observatory. The weatherman has predicted a partly cloudy day ahead with possibility of light rains in few areas towards the evening. (PTI)

Delhi-NCR to witness on and off pre-monsoon showers for next 48 hours

Due to a cyclonic circulation over parts of Rajasthan and successive Western Disturbances that are affecting the hills in the north, Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad are likely to witness on and off pre-monsoon showers for the next two to three days. In the wake of these weather activities, temperatures over NCR will remain below normal. 

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Delhi-NCR witnesses heavy rainfall on Monday, gets relief from scorching temperature

Parts of Delhi-NCR witnessed heavy rain on Monday evening, bringing some relief to Delhiites from scorching heat even as dust storms hit some areas of the city. By 8:30 pm, traces of rainfall were recorded by the Met department but by 9 pm, parts of Delhi saw heavy showers. Before the rainfall, the maximum temperature was recorded at 40.2 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature settled at 25 degrees Celsius, according to news agency PTI. Read more here

Heavy rains were witnessed in parts of Delhi-NCR on Monday evening, bringing relief to Delhiites from the scorching heat. An official of the weather agency said Delhi witnessed dust storms with high-speed winds. "Areas falling under the Palam Observatory and parts of area falling under the Safdarjung Observatory saw dust storm with high-speed winds," a Met department official said.

Skymet Weather predicted most places of Punjab and Haryana will also experience rain, thunderstorm, dust storm, winds and lightning strikes in next two to three days. Meanwhile, Rajasthan too witnessed rain in some parts of the state, said a MeT official.

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