Parts of Delhi receive light rain, min temp rises by 7 degrees

at 11:24 am
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New Delhi (NVI): Several parts of the national capital received a light spell of rain this morning, while the minimum temperature increased by 7 degrees Celsius in Delhi, according to IMD.

This comes a day after the city recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 1.1 degrees Celsius in the season.

The Indian Metrological Department (IMD) stated that, Palam reported 0.4 mm rainfall, while Ridge, Ayanagar and Lodi Road has reported trace rainfall.

“As per our forecast, the impact of Western Disturbance has begun over Northwest India including Delhi. Palam has reported 0.4 mm rainfall. Ridge, Ayanagar and Lodi Road has reported trace rainfall,” IMD tweeted.

It added that, this western disturbance is likely to keep causing weather over the plains of Northwest India till January 5 with maximum intensity on January 4.

The Met department also informed that, minimum temperature have increased by seven degree Celsius in the national capital and are likely to sustain during the next two to three days.

“The minimum temperature in Delhi was at 7 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature was around 18 degrees Celsius today,” IMD said.

Yesterday, Delhi reported its lowest minimum temperature in over 15 years. The temperature of 1.1 degrees Celsius was recorded by the Safdarjung observatory, which provides representative data for the capital.

IMD also observed poor visibility at the Gazipur border today morning which also received light showers. “Dense to very dense fog was seen in isolated pockets across Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh from 5:30 pm last night to 5:30 am this morning,” it added.

The Met department earlier predicted a significant rise in temperature in the national capital from January 3 and said that cold wave conditions over the city would abate from today.

-RJV