Delhi experienced a significant change in weather. Thanks to light rainfall, the temperature dropped from a warm 29 degrees Celsius to a cooler 23 degrees Celsius. This change was welcomed across the city and its suburbs.
Minor Disruptions in Delhi
Late on Monday night, many parts of Delhi received light to moderate rainfall. Places like Rafi Marg and Moti Bagh saw these rains, which, while bringing relief from the heat, also caused minor traffic issues due to congestion. Major roads in the city slowed down as people navigated the wet conditions.
The regional weather center had previously predicted this change in weather. They anticipated light to moderate rain with heavier rainfall in isolated areas around Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR)
Regional Weather Predictions: Thunderstorms and Gusty Winds
The weather forecast mentioned thunderstorms with moderate rain and gusty winds ranging from 30-50 Km/h. This weather pattern was expected to affect various areas, including Ghaziabad, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, and others within the next few hours.
Additionally, places like Nazibabad, Bijnaur, Chandpur, Kithor, Amroha, Moradabad, Garhmukteshwar, Rampur, Sambhal, Billari, Milak, Chandausi, Bahajoi, Bareilly, Sahaswan, and Badayun in Uttar Pradesh were also expected to experience similar weather conditions.
Heavy Rain Alert in Southern India: Tamil Nadu and Kerala Prepare
Looking beyond Delhi, the Indian Meteorological Department foresaw light to moderate rain in parts of the northeast region in the upcoming days. Tamil Nadu and Kerala were expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall.
In fact, on Monday morning, specific areas in Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul district experienced substantial rainfall. For instance, Dindigul town received 35 mm of rain, Kodaikanal’s Rose Garden witnessed a 30 mm spell, Kamatchipurm got 11.5 mm, and Briyant Park in Kodaikanal saw a significant 43.6 mm rainfall.