Rain in Delhi: Light rain and strong winds hit several parts of national capital after recording highest-ever temperature

Several parts of Delhi were hit by light rainfall and strong winds on Wednesday evening, May 29. 

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted thunderstorms with light-intensity rainfall in Delhi-NCR.

“Thunderstorm with light intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-40 kmph would occur over and adjoining areas of few places of Delhi and NCR, Gohana, Sonipat, Rohtak, Kharkhoda (Haryana) Pilakhua, Hapur, Gulaothi, Siyana, Sikandrabad, Bulandshahar (UP) during next two hours,” the IMD posted on X.

The rainfall is expected to witness a slide in the mercury which reached 52.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday — the season’s highest for Delhi.

At the same time, the peak power demand in the national capital soared to 8,302 MW, the highest in the city’s history, amid the unprecedented heatwave.

Delhi records highest temperature

However, Delhi also recorded highest ever temperature today, The city logged a maximum of 52.3 degrees Celsius in Mungeshpur area. 

On Tuesday, the weather station in the northwest Delhi locality recorded 49.9 degrees Celsius.

Explaining the reason behind the rising mercury, IMD regional head Kuldeep Srivastava said the city’s outskirts are the first areas to be hit by hot winds from Rajasthan.

“Parts of Delhi are particularly susceptible to the early arrival of these hot winds, worsening the already severe weather. Areas like Mungeshpur, Narela and Najafgarh are the first to experience the full force of these hot winds,” he said.

Mahesh Palawat, the vice president of Meteorology and Climate Change at Skymet Weather, said, “In open areas with vacant land, there is increased radiation. Direct sunlight and lack of shade make these regions exceptionally hot.” “When wind blows from the west, it affects these areas first. As they are on the outskirts, temperatures rise rapidly,” Palawat added.

Also Read: Delhi scorches to highest-ever temperature at 52.3 Degree Celsius in Mungeshpur

With agency inputs

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