News / Thunderstorm, light rain to bring relief from heat in north India

India Today : May 13, 2019, 12:41 PM

Thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds and lightning is expected in several parts of north India, including Delhi, on Monday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

"Thunderstorm/Duststorm & lightning accompanied with gusty winds (30-40 kmph) likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, West UttarPradesh, and Rajasthan," National Disaster Management Authority has tweeted.

Delhiites are likely to get some relief from the scorching heat on Monday as the weatherman has forecast light rain.

The Safdarjung observatory, recording of which is considered the official figure for Delhi, said the minimum temperature settled at 25 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 39 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity recorded at 8.30 am was 63 per cent.

On Sunday, the maximum temperature settled at 39 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was 25 degrees Celsius.

Weather experts had predicted partly cloudy sky with the possibility of development of thunder and lightning in New Delhi on Sunday, on a day the city voted in in the sixth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Meanwhile, heat wave conditions are very likely to prevail over some parts of Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Telangana during next 24 hours, the IMD predicted.

Due to the current Western Disturbance and ongoing moisture incursion from the Arabian Sea, rainfall or thunderstorm activity are likely over many parts of northwest India.

Rainfall or thunderstorm activity is also likely to increase over Northeast and peninsular India. "Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura; with hail & gusty winds (40-50 kmph) at isolated places likely over Himachal Pradesh; with hail & gusty winds (30-40 kmph) at isolated places likely over Uttarakhand; with gusty winds (40-50 kmph) at isolated places over Tamil Nadu & Puducherry," the weather forecasting agency stated on Monday.