Rainfall in Delhi-NCR due to Western Disturbances

On Sunday, Delhi and its surrounding areas such as Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad experienced a spell of light showers followed by heavy torrential winds and storms.

Updated: May 03, 2020 10:43 IST


Hari Aditya


Western Disturbances in Delhi

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the rainfall occurred over Delhi-NCR due to the prevalence of the influence of Western Disturbances (WD) which will continue until May 6–7. A western disturbance is a cyclonic storm forming in the Mediterranean and passing across central Asia all the way. It carries rainfall into the plains as it falls into touch with the Himalayas and snow and ice to the hills. The temperature at Delhi would oscillate between 24 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius due to rains for the next few days, further predicted by the IMD.