Heavy rain over northwest India starting Thursday, predicts IMD; Monday's Delhi showers caused by western disturbance

New Delhi: Another spell of rain is expected to lash parts of northwestern India from 24 January as per the India Meteorological Department's (IMD's) prediction. The capital and its neighbouring areas have been witnessing a sudden spell of rain accompanied by thundershowers post-Monday afternoon.

Heavy rain over northwest India starting Thursday, predicts IMD; Mondays Delhi showers caused by western disturbance

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The IMD said in its forecast, "another western disturbance would affect northwest India 24 January onwards."

The weather agency predicted "widespread rain/snow over the Western Himalayan region, and isolated to scattered rainfall activity over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, East Rajasthan and East Madhya Pradesh."

Furthermore, the IMD informed that the rain on Monday in Delhi had occurred due to western disturbances.

The rain in Delhi on Monday came a day after the city recorded the warmest January day since 2012. The maximum temperature settled at 28.7 degrees Celsius on Sunday, seven notches above the season's average. Whereas, on Monday, the national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 11 degrees Celsius while the maximum was 20 degrees Celsius.

The sudden spell of showers on Monday led to a slow movement in traffic. People returning home from work had to witness slow traffic movement. The Safdarjung observatory recorded 1.2 millimetres of rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, while Palam recorded 2.8 millimetres, Lodhi Road 0.8 millimetres, Ridge area 0.6 millimetres and Ayanagar 0.6 millimetres of rainfall respectively.

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Updated Date: Jan 23, 2019 09:51:40 IST

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