NEW DELHI: Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed parts of Delhi on Friday evening, bringing respite from hot and humid conditions.
While Kalkaji Extension, Tughlakabad Extension, Govindpuri and Govindpuri Extension in southeast Delhi witnessed light showers with gusty winds and thunderstorm, areas in southern parts of the capital, including Vasant Kunj were battered by heavy rain for about 15 minutes.
Respite from heat wave conditions in Delhi till June 10: IMD
Delhiites will get respite from heat wave conditions till June 10 owing to southwesterly winds bringing moisture to Delhi-NCR, the MeT department officials have said.
According to Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the India Meteorological Department’s regional forecasting centre here, a fresh western disturbance has started affecting northwest India from June 3.
The south westerly winds (through Rajasthan), in association with cyclone, have brought moisture to Delhi NCR and north west India from Wednesday.
“The combined effect big of southwesterly winds and western disturbance will lead to thunderstorm with light to moderate rain accompanied with squally winds (50-60 kmph) over Delhi NCR and North west India starting from today till June 5 with peak activity on June 4,” he said.
Heat wave conditions will not be there over Northwest India till June 10, he added.
(With inputs from PTI)