Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR, IMD says showers likely to continue till May 7
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi and its adjoining areas like Noida, Gurugram, and Ghaziabad received light to heavy rain showers on Sunday morning. The light rains were mainly due to a western disturbance from the Mediterranean sea. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the national capital will continue to receive rains for the next four days.
According to the weatherman, the minimum and maximum temperature of the national capital on Sunday would hover around 24 to 37-degree celcius.
According to MeT officials, several parts of north-India will continue to receive light to moderate rainfall from May 3-6, while some areas might witness hailstorm owing to a western disturbance.
According to a report by PTI, Kuldeep Srivastava, head of Regional Meteorological Centre of IMD, said under the influence of an active western disturbance, the north Indian plains and the hills will start receiving light to moderate rain from Sunday.
"The WD's effect will continue till May 6-7. Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, north Rajasthan, west Uttar Pradesh will get rains during this period," he said as quoted by PTI.
"Some parts of the country will also receive hailstorm," he added.
During these four days, the mercury level is expected to come down. In Delhi, the maximum temperature is soaring slowly, the temperature is around 37 degree-celcius during this time.
Rainfall during this part of the year is mainly because of the improvement of air quality. The AQI has improved rapidly during the lockdown period as less number of vehicles are plying on the roads, industries shut as people are forced to stay in their homes.
A western disturbance is a cyclonic storm that originates in the Mediterranean and travels all the way traversing central Asia. When it comes in contact with the Himalayas, it brings rains to the plains and snow and rain to the hills.
(with PTI inputs)
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