Within the next two hours, the IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms for the national capital and surrounding areas, which will be welcome after a record-breakingly hot February.
According to IMD, “light to moderate rain with thunderstorm expected in adjoining areas of isolated places of North-West Delhi, South-West Delhi, and adjoining areas of Delhi-NCR” over the next two hours.
“Light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of a few places in Delhi, NCR (Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram), Karnal, Meham, Rohtak, Bhiwani (Haryana), Hastinapur, Chandpur, Amroha (U.P.), and their surrounding areas” over the next two hours, according to the forecast.
According to a weather report published on Tuesday, the high temperature in the northwesterly plains is expected to drop by 2-3 degrees over the next 48 hours. The high temperature in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas is expected to be around 32 degrees, with a low temperature of around 14 degrees.
The Safdarjung observatory, the nation’s primary weather station, reported a high of 32.1 degrees Celsius in the city on Tuesday. It was seven notches above average.
According to the IMD, the relative humidity on Tuesday evening reached 42%.
This year’s average maximum temperature in Delhi is expected to be 27.7 degrees, making February the third warmest month in 63 years.
The city’s February maximum temperature in 1960 was recorded at 27.9 degrees Celsius at the Safdarjung weather station, according to information provided by city officials. According to data, the corresponding figure in 2006 was 29.7 degrees Celsius, while the reading for 2023 is 27.7 degrees Celsius.
The 20th of February was the third warmest February day in Delhi since records began in 1969, with a high of 33.6 degrees Celsius.
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