New Delhi: States of North India, including Delhi NCR, have recorded a drop in temperature due to the impact of cyclonic storm and western disturbances. The Tauktae storm not only wreaked havoc in the coastal areas of the country, but it also broke a record of 70 years in Delhi on Wednesday. While the maximum temperature in May was the lowest in 70 years, the rains broke the record for six years. According to the Meteorological Department, there are chances of rain and hail in Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh even today. At the same time, the Meteorological Department has issued a warning that the same weather is expected to remain till next Monday.
70-year record broken in Delhi due to cyclone Tauktae
In Delhi, on Wednesday, the maximum temperature of May was the lowest in 70 years. The rain also broke a six-year record. The rain continued for more than 24 hours in the country’s capital. The Meteorological Department has predicted cloudy and light rain throughout the day in the next 24 hours. The rainy season in the capital Delhi started late on Tuesday. On Wednesday, there was a fast throughout the day and sometimes a series of light rain continued throughout the day. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius, 16 degrees below normal. The Meteorological Department says that this is the lowest maximum temperature in the month of May after 1951. Earlier on May 13, 1984, the maximum temperature was recorded at 24.8 degrees. The minimum temperature was 21.4 degrees Celsius, five degrees below normal.
Due to the storm, dusty winds can prevail in Punjab today and tomorrow
Cyclone tauktae has also affected Punjab. On Wednesday, the day temperature was recorded at 10 to 12 degree Celsius below normal due to strong winds, cloudy and drizzle in many districts of the state. This brought relief from the heat. According to the Meteorological Department, due to the impact of the storm till Thursday and Friday, a storm-like situation can occur in Punjab and dusty winds can blow. Head of Meteorological Department, Dr. Prabhjot Kaur Sidhu said that a low-pressure system is in place in Punjab, on the other hand, Takte has moved from Haryana and Punjab through Gujarat and Rajasthan. Due to its effect, strong winds are coming from the south, in which there is more of a moisturiser. Due to this, there was cloudy and drizzle in many districts of Punjab on Wednesday. According to Meteorological Department Chandigarh, Amritsar recorded a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius, which was seven degrees Celsius below normal. Ludhiana recorded a maximum temperature of 28.2 degree Celsius, which was 11 degree Celsius below normal. Similarly, the maximum temperature in Bathinda was 27.2 degrees, which was 12 degrees Celsius below normal. The maximum temperature in Patiala was 27.5 degree Celsius, which was 12 degree Celsius below normal.
There is possibility of rain in these states including UP
According to the meteorologist, the cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea has now started making its impact in the northern part of the country. Now Uttar Pradesh is also under the scope of this cyclonic storm. Due to this, a strip of the low-pressure area from Rajasthan to northern Madhya Pradesh and southern Uttar Pradesh has remained. A similar strip has been formed from North Bihar to Chhattisgarh. Meanwhile, in southwestern Uttar Pradesh, an area of cyclonic wind at an altitude of 10 thousand feet and a new western disturbance has been activated over Jammu. On the other hand, the easterly winds from Bay of Bengal are continuously increasing the humidity in the atmosphere of eastern Uttar Pradesh. In fact, due to these atmospheric conditions, intermittent rains have started in the entire eastern Uttar Pradesh including Gorakhpur. On Thursday, 20 to 25 mm of rain is expected. There can be light to moderate rain on Friday as well.