Early on Friday, Delhi-NCR found itself under a blanket of thick clouds as residents prepared for their daily routines. While some areas reported rainfall accompanied by gusty winds, others faced the issue of waterlogging.
The weather department’s forecast for the next five days in Delhi anticipates generally cloudy skies with light to moderate rainfall.
The India Meteorological Department shared an update in the morning, stating, “Delhi-NCR is most likely to experience gusty winds with speeds of 50-70 kmph and moderate rain, with occasional intense spells due to the approaching clouds from northwest Uttar Pradesh. This weather pattern is expected until around 09:30 am today, after which gusty winds and rainfall will gradually decrease.”
On the previous day, the maximum temperature reached 37.6 degrees Celsius, which was four degrees above the seasonal average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.8 degrees Celsius.
According to Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, the national capital and its adjacent regions can expect more rainfall due to a low-pressure area moving inland. Changes in wind patterns, predominantly easterly over the Indo Gangetic Plains and even reaching Delhi in the lower levels, are contributing to this weather phenomenon. The Monsoon trough is also situated south of its usual position, further influencing the rains in Delhi and the NCR.
Skymet predicts that the likelihood of rain will persist for the next 4-5 days, with most showers being light. Some isolated areas may experience moderate rainfall.
The weather agency’s bulletin from Thursday foresaw more showers on Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, as the “system may come closer almost abeam Delhi, resulting in more showers during this period.”
Favorable conditions for light rains are expected to persist until the weekend.