Delhi

Western disturbance brings showers of respite

Children enjoy pleasant weather in a park in Delhi on Wednesday.

Children enjoy pleasant weather in a park in Delhi on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma

Thundershowers likely today; clearer sky, higher temperature from Friday

Under the continuing influence of a western disturbance, the maximum temperature on Wednesday fell to 29.5 degrees Celsius that was seven degrees below normal for this time of the season.

The minimum fell to 19 degrees Celsius as strong winds blew across the Capital through the night. Light rains also accompanied the storm with the Safdarjung weather station recording 1 mm of rainfall overnight. Palam, Lodhi, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded 1.8, 1.4, 0.2 and 2.5 mm of rainfall respectively overnight. During the day, most places received only traces of rainfall.

The western disturbance brought down the temperature from a sweltering 40 degrees Celsius recorded on Monday that was four degrees above normal.

For April 18, the MeT Department has forecast partly cloudy sky with possibility of light thundershowers. The maximum and minimum temperatures would be between 33 and 18 degrees Celsius. The sky is likely to get clear thereafter on April 19. Temperatures are likely to rise steadily thereafter and reach a high of 39 degrees Celsius in the next 72 hours, the MeT department said.

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