The national capital is set to witness another round of heavy showers, accompanied by thunderstorm, on March 24 (Thursday), four days after Delhi witnessed record high rainfall.
The upcoming rainfall will be triggered by a trough over Northwest Rajasthan. “While hailstorm and rainfall occurred on March 20 due to Western disturbances, cyclonic circulation over Southwest Rajasthan, the upcoming thunderstorm on Thursday will be caused due to a trough over Northwest Rajasthan to East India,” the Met office told Patriot.
A trough is defined as an elongated area of relatively low pressure extending from the center of a region of low pressure.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted partly cloudy skies in Delhi on Wednesday and the maximum temperature is expected to settle around 30 degrees Celsius.
Back-to-back western disturbances over northwest India led to rain and hail in several parts of the region, including the national capital, between Saturday and Monday.
Delhi recorded 10 mm rainfall in 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Tuesday, which is the maximum precipitation in a day in March in three years.
The maximum temperatures have oscillated between 25 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius — three to five notches below normal — over the last four days.
The IMD in a statement on Tuesday said a fresh spell of rain, hailstorm and thunderstorm is predicted in northwest India from March 23 to March 25 under the influence of another strong western disturbance.
Delhi may also witness thunderstorms and light rain on Friday.
Cloudy skies over the next six to seven days are predicted to keep the maximum temperature below the 30 degree mark in the capital, it said.