The nation’s capital is expected to witness light rainfall on Friday, the Indian Meteorological Department has informed.
“Isolated light rainfall with thunderstorms/lightning/gusty winds likely over Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan over the next 12 hours,” the weather report said. released by IMD on Thursday evening.
The weather agency said the maximum temperature in the nation’s capital is likely to touch 39 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature may drop as low as 24 degrees Celsius today. Additionally, skies are expected to remain cloudy throughout the day, the bulletin said.
The daily bulletin further mentions that “heat wave prevailed in isolated places in Punjab, Jharkhand, Delhi, Haryana and western Madhya Pradesh from 17th to 20th April.”
After witnessing a series of heat waves during the month, the National Capital Region experienced dust storms accompanied by light rain overnight from Thursday to Friday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. .
With the likelihood of rain and a dust storm, the mercury in the nation’s capital dropped to 25 degrees Celsius at 12:30 a.m. Friday.
Notably, northwest India this year recorded the hottest March in 122 years, with the average maximum temperature surpassing the previous record of 30.67 degrees Celsius in 2004.
Delhi’s electricity demand reached 5,735 MW on April 19, the highest on record in April for the city.
This increase in demand amounts to more than 28% since April 1, 2022, when the city recorded an electricity demand of 4,469 MW. On Monday, peak power demand reached 5,641 MW.
Since March 1, Delhi’s peak electricity demand has increased by more than 42%, as the city reached 4,040 MW.
In the month of April, Delhi’s peak electricity demand has already exceeded 5,000 MW in nine days so far.
Compared to previous years, Delhi’s peak electricity demand in April did not exceed 5,000 MW even once in 2021 and 2020.
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