New Delhi: This year the weather has been very kind so far. The month of April has been colder than average in Delhi as well as in almost the entire country. The weather has turned cool in April and the beginning of May has also started with rains. After all, what is the reason for this change in the weather? Reports say that Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 28.7 degrees Celsius on Sunday, which was 10 degrees Celsius below the average. At the same time, the maximum average temperature was 35.32 degree Celsius, which was much less than 40.2 degree in 2022 and 37.3 in 2021. According to the data released by IMD, the average temperature in April in 2020 was 35.3 degree Celsius. Talking about the maximum temperature, it was 40.6 in April this year, which was 43.5 last year, 42.2 in 2021 and 40.1 degree Celsius in 2020.
Big relief from last year: Delhi's Safdarjung station did not register a single heat wave day in April this year. On the contrary, last year in April there was a heat wave for nine days. However, isolated heatwave conditions have also been recorded in some parts of the city in April. The sky remained cloudy on Friday and heavy rain was also witnessed in some parts of the city. Due to this the maximum temperature remained below normal. Whereas, a Western Disturbance persisted over Central Pakistan causing rain over Northwest India. Scientist Kuldeep Srivastava in IMD has said that Delhi was affected by western disturbance for 5 days in April this year. Delhi has also recorded 20.1 mm of rainfall in April. This is 23 percent of the average of 16.3 mm for this month. In sharp contrast to this, last year, Delhi recorded only 0.3 MM rainfall during this period. The last time more rainfall than this year was recorded was in 2017 and then the figure was 26.9 MM.
Clouds, rain and lightning for the next five days: At the same time, IMD has warned for the next five days as well. According to which the Western Disturbance affected North-Western India from the night of May 1. Meanwhile, the sky of Delhi is going to remain cloudy from Monday to Wednesday, while the effects of rain, lightning and strong winds are also going to be seen. At the same time, there may be light rain and showers on Thursday and Friday. If we talk about the temperature, it can remain below 30 degrees for the next three days and around 34 degrees till May 6. Kuldeep Srivastava has said that due to the effect of Western Disturbance, it will be cloudy, although there is no possibility of heavy rain. IMD issued a forecast last week. In which he said that northwest India is also expected to have below normal maximum temperature and above normal to normal rainfall in May.