Delhi records wettest January in 71 years

Mon 24 Jan 2022, 10:06:51
New Delhi: Light to moderate rain lashed the national capital last night bringing down the maximum temperature several notches below normal. IMD spokesperson, RK Jenamani has said with Saturday's rain, the city recorded the wettest January in 71 years.

The maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded 14.7 degrees Celsius Saturday, seven notches below normal while the minimum recorded 11.5 degrees Celsius,  four notches above normal. India Meteorological Department has forecast partly cloudy sky with widespread light or moderate rainfall over Delhi and adjoining areas.

The city's maximum temperature is likely to settle around 16 degrees Celsius while minimum around 11 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, IMD said, widespread light to moderate rainfall or snowfall with isolated thunderstorms and lightning is expected in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh.

The Weatherman said, western disturbance-induced low-pressure area lies over central parts of West Rajasthan and neighbourhood. Under its influence, isolated heavy rainfall or snowfall is very likely over Jammu- Kashmir-Ladakh-Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Further, fairly widespread to moderate rainfall accompanied with isolated thunderstorm or hailstorm is expected in Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, Uttar Pradesh. 

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