Delhi weather today: Showers in parts of the nation’s capital; IMD indicates rainfall activity will continue

Image source: PTI Rain hits parts of Delhi

Strong points

  • Thursday’s minimum temperature was recorded at 26.7 degrees Celsius
  • Lajpat Nagar, Greater Kailash, Jangpura, parts of Delhi from Lutyens and ITO received rains today
  • Monsoon trough expected to gradually move north, says IMD

Delhi weather today: Parts of the nation’s capital saw rain on Thursday, bringing respite from the sweltering heat. According to the details, the areas which experienced rains include Lajpat Nagar, Greater Kailash, Jangpura, parts of Lutyens’ Delhi and ITO among others.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon trough is expected to “continue to move gradually northward” and it has led to increased rainfall activity over northern India from Wednesday.

Thursday’s minimum temperature was recorded at 26.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below average, the IMD said.

Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s main weather station, has so far recorded 232.8mm of rainfall in July against a normal of 192.6mm.

It recorded 257.3 mm of rainfall against a normal of 266.7 mm since June 1 when the monsoon season began.

Heavy rains and flash floods in other parts of India

Heavy rains and flash flooding in several states have turned life upside down. Many states have even reported multiple deaths due to extreme weather and rain-related incidents.

A cloud burst incident was reported in the Amarnath region on Wednesday.

Jammu and Kashmir has also witnessed several incidents of cloud bursts and flash floods.

Schools and educational institutions have been closed in Ramban district after heavy rains hit Jammu area causing flash floods and mudslides.

The Chinab River water level has reached a danger level of 35ft and a warning has been issued by authorities that it will rise further.

The Jammu-Srinagar national road was also closed due to mudslides which stopped hundreds of vehicles on the road.

“Given the heavy rains in Ramban district, all public and private schools will remain closed today. Students are advised to stay home and stay safe,” an official said.

Authorities have advised people and children to stay away from bodies of water as heavy rain has raised their water levels, they said.

(With PTI entries)

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