Delhi witnessed scattered rains on Monday evening. It led to a drop in minimum and maximum temperatures. Minimum was recorded at 8 degrees Celsius whereas maximum was 19.9 degrees Celsius.
The Western Disturbance and an upper air cyclonic circulation moved towards Northern India causing change in the weather. “Eighteen departures from Delhi airport were cancelled due to bad weather at the destinations,” the Delhi airport official said.
“Data regarding delays in departures from Delhi airport is being collated,” the official added.
It is expected to be a cloudy day on Tuesday. The maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 18 and 9 degrees Celsius respectively. Due to a fresh Western disturbance there will be rains on January 16 and 17.
Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh receives fresh rainfall. Darjeeling recorded the lowest temperature with minimum temperature of 5 degrees on Monday. As per predictions there will be dry weather for coming three days. Mercury will rise by 2-4 degrees Celsius.
Moderate rains which were caused by Western Disturbance lashed parts of Punjab and Haryana on Monday. In some places of Chandigarh , heavy rainfall resulted in power disruption.
In Punjab, there was rainfall in Mohali, Rupnagar, Hoshiarpur, Phagwara, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Muktsar and Patiala among other places. Rains lashed Ambala, Panchkula and Kurukshetra in Haryana. Kite-flying which is an integral part of the Lohri celebrations, was affected because of inclement weather.
Minimum temperatures in Gujarat may go down in the coming days. “The minimum temperature is likely to fall by 3-4 degree Celsius over the next two days,” said the Ahmedabad centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Weather prediction for next 4 days
15 January: Thunderstorm accompanied with hail and lightning likely at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh. Lightning is predicted over East Rajasthan. It will be followed by dense fog in West Rajasthan.
16 January: Heavy rain or snowfall is predicted over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Thunderstorm accompanied with hail and lightning likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
17 January: Fog will be seen in Northern India. Maximum and minimum temperature will not change. Apart from these there are no weather warnings.
18 January: Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning may be seen over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir. There will be dense fog in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, North Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
New Delhi | PBNS Bureau