Rainfall Expected in North India: Five states in northern India have been put on a 'Yellow' alert by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) due to expected rainfall in certain areas of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh.
The presence of powerful Western disturbances in the region has caused heavy rainfall and hail storms in both the plains and the hill state of Himachal Pradesh.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that a decrease in temperature has been brought about by two Western disturbances. The first disturbance is a cyclonic circulation in Haryana and nearby regions of south Pakistan, while the second is an induced cyclonic circulation in northwest Rajasthan.
On Tuesday i.e. May 02, the maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 28.3 degrees Celsius, which is 11 degrees below the normal temperature.
This followed heavy rainfall in several areas of the city on the previous day. The minimum temperature on Tuesday was 19.3 degrees Celsius.
Chandigarh also experienced the impact of this weather system, with the city reporting the lowest temperature in May in the past 36 years.
Normally, the average temperature in Chandigarh during May is around 40 degrees Celsius. However, on Sunday, the temperature dropped to 30.9 degrees Celsius after reaching 40 degrees Celsius on April 17, marking a significant decrease of nearly 10 degrees Celsius.
On Monday, the temperature in the area decreased even further to 25.7 degrees Celsius due to additional rainfall.
Neighbouring states such as Punjab and Haryana have also been experiencing cooler weather with a drop in temperature, even during the daytime.
Even one of the hottest places in Haryana, Hisar, has reported lower temperatures.
While the normal temperature in May 2022 was 47.5 degrees Celsius, this year it has not gone above 30 degrees Celsius.
According to an IMD official, temperatures will start rising after May 14, and heatwave conditions may be experienced in many places. The reduced temperatures have resulted in a decrease in power consumption in these states, and there have been no reports of any unscheduled power outages.