Just when the Delhiites were struggling with soaring temperatures, on Tuesday evening the national capital witnessed thundershowers and rain, relieving many. These showers also gave a satisfying change in weather, as mercury dropped by several notches.
As per reports, the light rain was observed at various locations in the city around 9.30 p.m. and that the sudden change in the weather was due to western disturbance — a storm system originating in the Mediterranean Sea that causes rain and snow in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent.
In the month of April, the temperature went over 40°C, making it uncomfortably hot even before the peaks months of summer. According to the MeT department, Safdarjung observatory (the organisation that measures city’s temperature officially) registered a maximum temperature of 38.3 degrees Celsius. While the Palam observatory registered a maximum temperature 38.8 degrees Celsius. The areas such as Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded a day temperature of 38, 39 and 38.4 respectively.
As weather conditions become favourable, the rain dropped the national capital’s temperature to 21°C. Thunderstorm and rain are also likely on Wednesday.
“Partly cloudy sky with possibility of a thunderstorm is likely on Wednesday,” said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Humidity levels after the rain range between 55-22%. The MeT office has also forecasted the possibility of thunder and lightning for tomorrow. “The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 38 and 23 degrees Celsius, respectively,” the official said.