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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Delhi witnesses high humidity level
Overnight rains in parts of the national capital led to humidity level rising up to 73 per cent making it a sultry morning for Delhiites.
"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)
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