Weather in Delhi: very light rain, thunderstorms likely today, clear skies the rest of the week
Cloudy skies and the possibility of very light rain or thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening are on the weather forecast for Delhi on Tuesday, a day after at least two people died following heavy rains in the national capital.
The maximum temperature is likely to be around 40 degrees Celsius. The normal maximum temperature, calculated as an average over a long period, from May 31 to June 4, is 40.5 degrees Celsius.
The storm experienced by the city on Monday evening lowered the minimum temperature. The minimum temperature early Tuesday morning stood at 20.4 degrees Celsius at the Safdarjung weather observatory, a good seven degrees below the normal 27.5 degrees for this time of year. It was around 20.3 degrees at the ridge and 20.6 degrees at the Lodhi Road weather station.
However, the relative humidity remained high. At 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the relative humidity was 71%, while the temperature was 29 degrees Celsius.
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Clear skies and strong winds of around 20 to 30 km/h are forecast for the rest of the week. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 41 or 42 degrees Celsius for the next six days. A western disturbance extends over northern Pakistan, while the cyclonic circulation it induces extends over northwestern Rajasthan. According to IMD forecasts, no significant heat wave is likely over the country in the next five days.
With Monday’s thunderstorm, the Safdarjung weather observatory recorded 47.7mm of rain in May, a 142% excess over the normal 19.7mm. Rainfall so far has also slightly exceeded normal rainfall for the season. While 48mm of rain has been recorded for the season so far, the normal is 47.8mm.
Aya Nagar weather station recorded the highest amount of rainfall for the month – 93.4mm. The ridge recorded 55.2mm, while the Lodhi Road Meteorological Observatory recorded 54.4mm, an excess of 176% over the normal of 19.7mm for Lodhi Road.