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Heavy Rain Likely to Lash over Northern India; Delhi-NCR to Witness Heavy Shower by Evening

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

A Western Disturbance has hovered over north Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir which will lead to scattered light to moderate rain at many places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Uttarakhand, says the weather forecast of skymet.

On the other hand, fairly widespread rain and thundershowers may lash over Punjab, Haryana, West Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West and central MP and Gujarat. A trough is extending from west MP to North coastal Karnataka which will lead to widespread rain over Delhi NCR, north Madhya Maharashtra, North Konkan and Assam.

Delhi Weather

The month of March has been exceptionally wet for the national capital Delhi and adjoining NCR. Staggered wet spells at regular intervals have resulted record rainfall in this month. Nearly five times of rainfall against the normal of 15.9mm has been recorded at Safdarjung.

In the past 24 hours, Delhi has recorded 1 mm of rainfall. More showers are likely during the day. This weather activity will start finding clearance tomorrow onward. The remaining days of March will observe a partly cloudy sky with a fair amount of sunshine in the next two days.

Day temperatures have dropped by 3-4 degrees during the last 24 hours. In the coming days till 31st March, the maximum temperature will stay between 28-30 degrees and the minimum will hover around 18 degrees or so.

Weather Forecast for Farmers

The month of March is seen having large fluctuations in terms of rain. Excess rains are invariably accompanied by hailstorm and strong winds. Rains by itself may not damage the crops but high-velocity winds along with hail results lodging of standing crops thereby dropping the yield.

Punjab and Haryana both have scored a hattrick of excess and deficit rainfall in March over the last few years. After having a huge shortfall of more than 50% in 2013, the next three years from 2014 to 2016 observed a large surplus. The top of the table was the year 2015 when Punjab recorded rainfall of 117% of normal and Haryana stood rather tall with 464%.

But then came the downfall and the next three years from 2017 to 2019 remained highly deficit. The shortage was 80% in Punjab and 97% in Haryana in the year 2018.

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