Weather Update: Thunderstorm Likely in Delhi, Temp reaches more than 40 degrees in some states- Watch Video

Publish Date: 02 May, 2022 |

Weather Update Today: Good news and relief for the people of Delhi, according to the Meteorological Department, in the next two days rain and thunderstorm are likely to prevail over Delhi. Due to the active western disturbance, people are expected to get relief from the scorching heat in many states. Today it will be partly cloudy in Delhi and the wind will blow at a speed of 40 to 50 kmph. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be 39 and 25 degrees Celsius respectively, with light rain on May 4 and 5. 

On Monday, the Meteorological Department informed the six districts of Himachal Pradesh- Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, and Kinnaur of heavy rain. Thunderstorms may also be accompanied by hail. There can be relief from the drought-like situation in the state. It rained in Shimla and Chamba on Sunday. After the effect of the heatwave in Punjab, the weather pattern is likely to change on May 2 and 3. Western Disturbance is becoming active in many districts of the state on May 2 and 3. Due to the formation of a low-pressure area, there is a possibility of dust storms and thunderstorms across Punjab. This will bring down the temperature a bit.

Heat will continue in May

The Meteorological Department says that there will be no relief from heat in North-West, Central India even in the month of May. April has been the hottest month in the 122-year history of the Meteorological Department recording data. Releasing the temperature and rainfall forecast for May, the Director-General of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that except for a few areas, most parts of the country would experience heat even during the night in the month of May. 

He said that April this year in North-West and Central India was the hottest in the last 122 years, with the average maximum temperature reaching 35.9 degrees Celsius and 37.78 degrees Celsius, respectively. Earlier in North-West India, the mean maximum temperature in April 2010 was 35.4 °C, while in Central India the mean maximum temperature was recorded during April 1973 at 37.75 °C. The average temperature across the country during April is 35. 05 °C was recorded which is the fourth-highest since 1900. Let us tell you that from 1900 itself, the Meteorological Office started keeping weather data.

Average rainfall expected in May

Mohapatra said that the average rainfall in the month of May is likely to be above normal. Below normal rainfall is expected over parts of northwest and northeast India as well as a southeast peninsula. In the capital Delhi, there is no chance of getting relief for two days from the scorching heat of the skin along with the heatwave. On Saturday, the capital's Commonwealth Sports Complex recorded a maximum temperature of 47.1 degrees Celsius. Una district of Himachal Pradesh recorded the highest temperature of 42 degrees Celsius. In the late evening, some areas including Kangra, of course, received light rain, due to which a slight drop in maximum temperature was recorded. On Sunday, in six districts Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, a Yellow alert has been issued in Shimla and Kinnaur regarding thunderstorms and lightning. The people of Jammu, who have been facing severe heat for several days, are not expected to get relief even next week. Right now the temperature will remain around 40 degrees Celsius. Rain and hailstorm in the mountainous areas of Uttarakhand brought relief from the heat in the mountains. However, due to heatwave in the plains, the scorching heat continues.


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