Parts of Delhi receive light rains, minimum temp rises to 12°C

at 2:17 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): Several parts of the national capital received a light spell of rainfall this morning, while the minimum temperature rose to 12.4 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal in Delhi, according to IMD.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, this is due to the influence of western disturbance over Afghanistan and north-west Pakistan.

The Safdarjung and Palam Observatory, which provides representative data for the national capital, recorded 0.5mm and 0.8mm rainfall respectively till 8:30 am.

According to the IMD’s latest bulletin, Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) including Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad would continue to get light to moderate intensity rain during the day.

“Thunderstorms are expected in Modinagar, Meerut, Hapur, Garhmukteshwar, Khatoli, Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar, Gannaur, Sonipat, Faridabad, Bulandsahar, Hastinapur, Sambhal, Shamli, Kurukshetra, Aligarh during next 2 hours,” it said.

In its daily bulletin, the Met department also said, dry northwesterly winds likely to prevail over northwest India from February 5 onwards, causing fall in minimum temperature by 4 to 6 degrees Celsius during next three to four days.

However, no cold day and cold wave conditions over northwest India during next three to four days.

Furthermore, “Fairly widespread light to moderate rain or thundershowers with the isolated thunderstorm, lightning and hail to prevail over Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab on 4th and 5th February,” IMD added.