Many portions of the Delhi NCR, particularly Faridabad and South Delhi, had heavy thundershowers and rain activity coupled with hailstorms today. Flight delays and diversion have also been reported due to heavy winds and rain. Power outages have been reported in some areas, with some trees uprooted as well. Furthermore, numerous sections of the national capital have experienced traffic gridlock and flooding.
When it came to temperatures, the minimums dropped dramatically between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m., with a dip of 10° recorded. In just one hour, the minimum temperature plummeted from 29° to 19°. The minimum temperature at Safdarjung was 17.2°C, which was not only the lowest of the season but also the lowest in a decade. However, the lowest May minimum temperature ever recorded was 15.2°C on May 2, 1982.
A cyclonic circulation persists over areas of Haryana and Punjab, causing this Pre-Monsoon activity. A Western Disturbance is also sweeping across the Western Himalayas, with a trough reaching from the Cyclonic Circulation to the country’s eastern reaches. The Bay of Bengal also provides moisture in the form of easterly wind
During the late evening or night hours tonight, an unusual period of rain and thundershowers may occur. Rain and thundershowers are also possible tomorrow over the Delhi NCR, including areas of Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh. The weather will then start to clear up by the 25th of May.
However, temperatures will not rise rapidly; instead, they will rise gradually, and no heatwave conditions are expected in Delhi and the NCR for at least the next 3 to 4 days.