Chandigarh: The overnight thundershowers have been welcomed by the tricity residents as it brought respite from sultry weather conditions prevailing for the past few weeks. The heavy downpour brought the temperature down by a few notches.
The MeT official said that the sudden gush of rain was a result of western disturbances and predicted that tricity will experience more rain in next 48 hours. However, the monsoons are yet to retreat, most likely by first week of October, said a MeT official.
The Chandigarh MeT Department claimed that a total of 16.2 millimetres of rainfall has been recorded in the past 24 hours whereas 47.2 millimetres of rainfall has been recorded at observatory at Airport.
The eastern and southern sectors along with Panchkula, Derabassi experienced heavy and prolonged downpour as compared to that in western and northern Sectors in Chandigarh.
The rainfall has brought down the mercury by few notches to be recorded at 30.2 degree Celsius with 2 degree depart from normal. The night temperature also witnessed downfall to be recorded at 22 degree Celsius, down by 4 notches.
The MeT officials said that the night temperature will see downward trend after 48 hours from now and will become cooler.
The predictions for next 48 hours are that the weather will be partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm or dust storm. The maximum and minimum temperatures will see a slight rise. The day temperature will hover between 32 and 33 degree Celsius whereas the night temperature will remain between 22 and 24 degree Celsius, said MeT official.
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