According to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) most recent advisory, amid scorching temperatures and heatwaves, Delhi may have a little respite in the shape of thunderstorms and rain on Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) most recent advisory. Saturday’s weather is predicted to be similar, with light rain or drizzle.
IMD: “Thunderstorms with light to moderate rain will occur over and adjacent regions in isolated spots in the South, Ease, Southeast Delhi, Noida, Faridabad, and adjoining districts,” the Met department said.
The IMD had previously stated that there is “no possibility” of monsoon rain in the national capital and its surrounding areas till July 7, as the severe heat wave’ situation will last for the following six to seven days, with temperatures likely to exceed 40 degrees Celsius every day.
This year, Delhi has gotten just 29.6 mm of rain, compared to a typical of 64.1 mm during the same period last year, resulting in a 54% deficit. Monsoons typically arrive in the capital city on June 27 and blanket the entire country by July 8. Last year, the wind system arrived in Delhi on June 25 and had wholly swept the country by June 29.
Due to predicted south-westerly breezes from the Arabian Sea, the intensity and area coverage of the heatwave are projected to diminish. However, due to the rise in humidity, there would be little relief during the next seven days, according to IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra.
For the third time in a series, Delhi experienced hot and dry loo-like conditions, with a maximum temperature of 43.1 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the most in July since 2012, when the city reached 43.5 degrees.
An intense heatwave scorched Lodhi Road (43 degrees Celsius), Ridge (43.9 degrees Celsius), Narela (43.4 degrees Celsius), Najafgarh (44), and Pitampura (44.3 degrees Celsius), with maximum temperatures at least seven degrees Celsius above average.