As Delhi received a fresh spell of rain on Monday, a yellow alert has been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
On Monday, the strong winds and cloudy skies kept Delhi's day temperature in check.
What does the IMD say?
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that heatwave conditions are unlikely in the region till June 4.
Gusty winds with speeds reaching 50 kmph swept the national capital in the afternoon and light rainfall was recorded in several areas, an IMD official told news agency PTI.
would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and NCR ( Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Gurugram, Manesar), Karnal (Haryana) Kandhla, Anupshahar, Shikarpur, Khurja, Pahasu, Sahaswan, Aligarh, Iglas, Hathras, Sadabad, Tundla, Agra,— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 29, 2023
The IMD has predicted a fresh western disturbance that will bring gusty winds, rain and hail to some parts of the city on May 30 and May 31. The maximum temperature is likely to remain below the 40-degree mark until June 4.
Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-50 Km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of Rewari, Bawal (Haryana) Meerut, Modinagar (U.P.) Bhiwari (Rajasthan).— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 29, 2023
Light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-50 Km/h
The weather department has warned people of traffic disruptions and inundation of low-lying areas.
For issuing weather warnings, the IMD uses four colour codes -- green (no action needed), yellow (watch and stay updated), orange (be prepared) and red (take action).
The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's primary weather station, recorded a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal.
The minimum temperature settled at 21.5 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal.
This year, May, considered to be the hottest month in the national capital, has recorded below-normal temperatures and excess rainfall. For May, the mean maximum temperature is 39.5 degrees Celsius.
The sudden change in weather is due to higher-than-usual western disturbances -- weather systems that originate in the Mediterranean region and bring unseasonal rainfall to northwest India, according to meteorologists.