Thunderstorm accompanied with rain in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi :

After the scorching heat for the past few days, the mood of the weather changed in Delhi-NCR late on Wednesday night.

There was a drop in the temperature due to strong winds and light drizzle.

However, till Wednesday afternoon, the condition of the people remained miserable due to heat and humidity.

The temperature in Mungeshpur in North-West Delhi reached 45.1 degree Celsius.

According to meteorologists, the thunderstorms were confined to parts of Uttar Pradesh like Mathura, Hathras and Aligarh.

He said that a trough formed over this area is very likely to move towards the national capital.

Mahesh Palawat, Vice President, Skymet Weather, said, "A fresh Western Disturbance, an induced cyclonic circulation over Punjab and moisture-laden easterly winds are likely to provide respite from the heat from Thursday."

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a 'yellow alert' warning of thunderstorms and strong winds in the national capital till Wednesday afternoon or evening.

16/06/2022: 01:20 IST;

Hail storm/Precipitation is very likely to occur over and adjoining areas of NCR ( Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad) during next 2 hours.

— RWFC New Delhi (@RWFC_ND) June 15, 2022

The IMD has issued a 'Yellow Alert' with a warning of thunderstorms or light rain in the next six days.

The Meteorological Department said that after June 21, the weather will clear and dry westerly winds will prevail, but the temperature is not expected to rise. 

Last year, the IMD had predicted that the monsoon would arrive in Delhi about two weeks earlier than expected.

However, it arrived on July 13, making it the most late-arriving monsoon in 19 years.

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