Mercury to rise in Delhi as IMD predicts only slight rains in next 2-3 days

Topics monsoons | Delhi rains | IMD

Temperature and humidity levels in the national capital are likely to increase with only scattered spells of light rains predicted over the next two to three days in the city, the weather department said on Sunday.

The monsoon trough has shifted to Rajasthan. It will again move towards the Delhi-NCR region on July 31, bringing more rains, Mahesh Palawat of Skymet Weather said.

Moist conditions may lead to localised showers in Delhi on Sunday and Monday and temperatures are likely to increase in the absence of widespread rains, he said.

The India Meteorological Department has also predicted light rains or thundershowers on Sunday and Monday and an increase in temperatures.

At 8:30 am on Sunday, the city recorded a low of 25.8 degrees Celsius and humidity at 87 per cent. The Safdarjung Observatory recorded 3.2 mm rain overnight.

Delhi has recorded 193 mm rains from July 1 to July 27, which is around 1 per cent more than the 30-year average of 190.4 mm, officials said.

Overall, it has received 204.2 mm precipitation against the long-term average of 255.9 mm since June 1, when the monsoon season starts, a deficiency of around 20 per cent, according to India Meteorological Department data.

The Safdarjung observatory recorded 50.2 mm rainfall, the heaviest in the monsoon season this year, on July 22.

The weather station at Palam gauged 61 mm precipitation on July 18.

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