Weather in Delhi today: Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain likely

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Moderate rainfall remains forecast for Delhi on Saturday, while light rain is likely on Sunday. The maximum temperature on Friday is expected to be around 34 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.

delhi is raining, delhi weather todayThe IMD forecast indicates the likelihood of widespread rainfall over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand from August 5-7.

Light to moderate rainfall is likely over many parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), including Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Sonipat this morning, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

A forecast by IMD released around 9:12 a.m. indicates that a thunderstorm with light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur over Delhi-NCR within the next two hours.

Parts of the city also received light rain early in the morning. The Palam Meteorological Observatory recorded the highest amount of rainfall in the past 24 hours – 33.6 mm. Aya Nagar’s weather station recorded 27.8 mm. Safdarjung, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded just 0.8mm in the past 24 hours.

The IMD forecast indicates the likelihood of widespread rainfall over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand from August 5-7. While the monsoon trough lies south of its normal position and is expected to remain there for the next four to five days, a westerly disturbance lies over central Pakistan and vicinity, according to IMD.

Moderate rainfall remains forecast for Delhi on Saturday, while light rain is likely on Sunday. Rainfall is not expected from August 9 to 11.

The maximum temperature in Delhi on Friday is expected to be around 34 degrees Celsius, close to the 34.6 degrees recorded on Thursday. The minimum temperature recorded early Friday was 26.5 degrees Celsius, which is around normal for this time of year.

Safdarjung Weather Station has recorded a rainfall deficit so far this month. While the normal until August 5 is 42.6 mm, Safdarjung received 8.6 mm, registering an 80% shortfall. Lodhi Road weather station has a similar deficit of around 89%, while Palam has a deficit of around 15%.

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First published on: 2022-08-05 at 11:14:19

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