Delhi Weather Update: Rain with strong winds in Delhi, 10 flight routes changed

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New Delhi On Tuesday evening, strong winds of 80 km per hour and rain fell in Delhi, due to which the routes of the planes had to be changed.

“Due to inclement weather in Delhi, 10 Delhi-bound flights were diverted between 6:25 pm and 8 pm,” an airport official said. Nine of these flights were from Jaipur and one from Lucknow. Delhi was coming. People were seen running here and there to escape the rain and vehicular traffic was affected. Another western disturbance is likely to cause thunderstorms and lightning over the plains of north India, including Delhi, in the next few days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. There is a possibility of There is a chance of rain.

The department said the maximum temperature is likely to remain below 40 degrees Celsius till June 5. Delhi’s primary weather station, Safdarjung Observatory, recorded a maximum temperature of 35.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, five notches below normal. Weather office officials said that there is moderate to heavy thunder. Along with thunder and lightning with gusty winds of 70 to 80 kmph, many pedestrians were seen fleeing in Delhi while vehicular traffic was also affected due to strong winds and rain across the city.

The Meteorological Department has issued a ‘yellow’ alert for Wednesday and has warned of disruption of traffic and waterlogging in low-lying areas due to rain. The office has predicted a maximum temperature of around 35 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. The average maximum temperature in Delhi in May is 39.5 degrees Celsius, which is usually the hottest month in Delhi. Temperatures were lower than normal this month and there was more rain. Meteorologists attributed this to more than normal Western Disturbances.

A Western Disturbance is a weather system that originates in the Mediterranean region and causes unseasonal rainfall in Northwest India during the pre-monsoon season i.e. March to May. , “Normally, five to six western disturbances are recorded over the northern plains in April and May. We have seen 10 western disturbances this time, most of which were strong.”

Delhi recorded nine days of maximum temperature above 40 degree Celsius. In two of these days, heat wave-like conditions persisted in some parts. According to IMD data, Safdarjung Observatory has recorded 86.7 mm of rain so far in May. The national capital receives an average rainfall of 19.7 mm in the month of May. The city recorded over 20 mm of rainfall in April, the highest for the month since 2017. Heatwave conditions were witnessed in some areas in April. Overall, Delhi has received 158 per cent more rainfall than pre-monsoon this year. Average rainfall during this period was 62.6 mm but this time it received 161.2 mm.

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