IMD predicts light to moderate rain in Delhi, Haryana and UP

at 1:04 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted light to moderate intensity rainfall over parts of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan today.

Taking to Twitter, IMD said, “Light to moderate intensity rain with gusty wind (wind speed 30-40 kmph) would occur over Loharu, Bhiwani, Mahendargarh, Charkhi Dadri, Kosli, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Rohtak, Jind, Rajaund, Assandh, Karnal, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Kaithal (Haryana), Pilani, Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) Yamuna Nagar, Khatoli (U.P) and adjoining areas during next 2 hours.”

“Light intensity rain would occur over isolated places of South, South-West, North-West Delhi during next 2 hours,” it added.

The Met department in its bulletin also forecasts fairly widespread to widespread rainfall along with thunderstorm and lightning over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh for today

“Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall, thunderstorm, lightning and hailstorm very likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh on March 23 and isolated to scattered over Rajasthan during March 23,” IMD said.

According to the Met department, no heat wave conditions very likely over the country during next five days.

IMD further predicted that rainfall at isolated places very likely over most parts of Central, West India & South peninsular India during next 2 days, under the influence of two cyclonic circulations.

Apart from that, the air quality in Delhi remained in ‘poor’ category this morning with Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded at 238 at around 11 am, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data shows.

The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 31 degrees Celsius in the national capital, IMD’s bulletin said.