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Mercury drops by 14.6°C, Gurugram gets relief from intense heat

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GURUGRAM: Heavy showers accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning early on Monday morning was a welcome respite for the residents battling sizzling hot weather conditions since mid-March this year.
In fact, Gurugram received 74.4 mm of rainfall till 5.30 in the evening, according to the weather department.
The maximum temperature settled at 29.4 degrees, down by over 14 degrees from Sunday’s 44 degrees and 11 notches below the season’s normal, thanks to partly cloudy skies and cool breeze with speeds upto 25 kmph during the day after the showers stopped and clouds disappeared around 10.30am. Another spell of thunder showers began in the city around 10.30 in the night.
The showers also brought down the minimum temperature by nearly nine degrees – from 25 degrees on Sunday to 16.5 on Monday, which was eight notches below the season’s normal.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), thunderstorms and lightning are expected on Tuesday too, and a yellow alert has been issued for the city. However, the temperatures may start rising gradually Wednesday onwards.
Manmohan Singh, director of IMD Chandigarh, said, “A western disturbance as a cyclonic circulation lies over northern Pakistan extending upto middle tropospheric levels. An induced low pressure area lies over northwestern Rajasthan and an east-west trough runs from this induced low pressure area to northern Bangladesh in lower tropospheric levels. Under the influence of these systems, a fairly widespread rainfall activity over Haryana was witnessed on Monday with thunder squall activity at isolated places.”
“There is a possibility of thunderstorms and lightning accompanied by gusty winds with speed 40-50kms on Tuesday too, thereafter the weather is likely to be dry. There will be no significant change in maximum temperature over most parts of Haryana during the next two days and it may rise by 2-4 degrees thereafter,” he added.
Though Monday’s downpour triggered waterlogging in several parts of the city and squall speeding 50-80 kmph uprooted several trees, disrupting power supply and traffic movement, it had a positive impact on the city’s air quality index (AQI) as it remained in moderate category.
The overall AQI reading was 134 as compared to 163 on Sunday.
The met department said Tuesday could see some more rain of lesser intensity in NCR. Ayanagar in Delhi recorded 55.4mm, Najafgarh 34mm and Palam 29.2mm. Safdarjung received 12.3mm till 5.30pm and 3.8mm more till 11.30pm.
“Thunderstorms and a western disturbance are the major reasons behind the intense rainfall and winds which reached up to 80 kmph in some parts. Such events are not uncommon during this season,” said R K Jenamani, senior weather scientist at IMD.
Credit Source – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/mercury-drops-by-14-6c-gurugram-gets-relief-from-intense-heat/articleshow/91755715.cms

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