The Meteorological Department said, ‘Light to moderate intensity rain with thundershowers at some places and adjoining areas of North Delhi, North-West Delhi, West Delhi (Bawana, Mundka), Sonipat, Kharkhoda (Haryana) in the next two hours. And strong winds can move at a speed of 30-40 km/h. Rain showers have been seen at some places in Noida as well as Vijay Chowk and Connaught Place in Delhi.
Instead of rain on Wednesday, the return of heat
Earlier, despite the forecast of light rain on Wednesday by the Meteorological Department, the heat wave returned in some parts of the capital. The Safdarjung observatory in the national capital recorded a maximum temperature of 42.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday as against 39.6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. The temperature in north-west Delhi’s Mungeshpur soared to 45.1 degrees Celsius, making it the capital’s hottest place on Wednesday.
Meteorological Department issued yellow ‘alert’
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. 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.