Weather in Delhi today: Rain forecast, high temperature 32 degrees

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The weekend is likely to be rainy in Delhi with light rainfall expected on Saturday and moderate rainfall likely on Sunday. The maximum temperature on Saturday is expected to be around 32 degrees Celsius.

Friday’s high was 30.4 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal for this time of year. Saturday’s minimum temperature also remained below normal, standing at 26.3 degrees Celsius.

Rainfall is not forecast for most of next week, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). While cloudy skies are expected to persist from August 9 to 12, rainfall is unlikely in Delhi, he said. The maximum temperature is also expected to rise to around 36 degrees Celsius by August 9.

The monsoon trough lies south of its normal position and is expected to remain in the same position for the next four to five days, he added. The position of the trough is likely to bring intense rainfall to Maharashtra, Goa, Chhattisgarh and Odisha on August 8-9.

So far this month, Delhi’s Safdarjung weather station has recorded 17.4mm of rainfall, 66% below the normal 51.7mm for the month to August 6. The Lodhi Road Meteorological Observatory has a bigger deficit of around 78% for the month so far.

In the past 24 hours, Safdarjung recorded 8.8mm of rainfall, while Lodhi Road recorded 6.8mm. Aya Nagar Meteorological Observatory recorded the highest amount of rainfall in the past 24 hours – 24.5mm. Aya Nagar also recorded the highest amount of rainfall this month at around 52.3mm.

For the entire monsoon season so far, Safdarjung weather station recorded 328.2mm of rainfall, not far from the normal 335.5mm.

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