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NEW DELHI: The capital recorded light to moderate rain on Sunday, with the Ridge station receiving 58.8mm of rainfall till 8.30am. Moderate showers are to continue till Wednesday, with isolated spells of heavy rain likely to occur in Delhi-NCR. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) says the monsoon trough has shifted, bringing more rain to the region once again.
Kuldeep Srivastava, a scientist at IMD and head of Regional Weather Forecasting Centre in Delhi, said the monsoon trough was currently passing close to Delhi-NCR. “During this period, southwesterly winds from Arabian Sea and easterly winds from Bay of Bengal will reach Haryana, Delhi-NCR and western Uttar Pradesh at the lower level, while a cyclonic circulation will persist over Madhya Pradesh and UP,” said Srivastava.
Under its influence, moderate rain accompanied with one or two spells of intense rain will occur over Delhi from the night of Sunday till Wednesday, he added. “Heavy rain may also occur in parts of NCR.” While Delhi’s base station, Safdarjung, only received 1mm of rainfall till 8.30am and another 1mm in the next nine hours, Palam received 18.1mm till 8.30am on Sunday and another 0.8mm of rainfall in the next nine hours. “Lodhi Road and Ayanagar received only a drizzle,” said a Met official.
For northwest India, Srivastava said rain was expected from Monday to Wednesday with heavy rainfall occurring in regions places like east and west UP, east Rajasthan, Haryana, northern part of Punjab, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
The capital’s maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 35 degrees Celsius, with the humidity levels remaining on the higher side — oscillating between 74% and 89%. The forecast for Monday shows moderate rain.