Meteorological Department issued ‘Yellow Alert’
Mahesh Palawat, Vice President, Skymet Weather said, “A fresh Western Disturbance, an induced cyclonic circulation over Punjab and moisture-laden easterly winds are likely to provide respite from the heat from Thursday.” The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a ‘yellow alert’ warning of thunderstorms and strong winds in the national capital till Wednesday afternoon or evening.
There may be relief from the heat in the next few days
According to the IMD, it was cloudy in Delhi on Tuesday, with the maximum temperature at Safdarjung Observatory dropping below 40 degrees Celsius for the first time in this month. The IMD said, the heat is expected to subside in the next few days with the possibility of continuous western disturbances and easterly winds at lower levels. The IMD has issued a ‘Yellow Alert’ with a warning of thunderstorms or light rain in the next six days.
Monsoon may reach Delhi by June 27
The mercury is expected to drop to 34 degree Celsius by Monday. The Meteorological Department said that after June 21, the weather will clear and dry westerly winds will prevail, but the temperature is not expected to rise. Monsoon is expected to reach Delhi on June 27 or a day or two before the normal date.
Monsoon arrived late in 2021
Last year, the IMD had predicted that the monsoon would arrive in Delhi about two weeks earlier than expected. However, it arrived on July 13, making it the most late-arriving monsoon in 19 years. According to IMD data, the 30-day maximum temperature in the capital in 2012 was 42 degrees Celsius or more, while it was 35 days in 2010, the highest in the period 1951-2022.