The two atmospheric systems, which had triggered heavy rains in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) over the weekend, have started fading, officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. As a result, the intensity of rains is expected to decrease over the next three to four days.

Heavy rains in Yamuna’s upper catchment area in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and subsequent release of water from the Hathni Kund barrage by Haryana has resulted in a flood-like situation in Delhi.

“Two systems — a cyclonic circulation and a well-marked low pressure area — had triggered intense rain in most of the states of north-west India including the Yamuna’s upper catchment area. As the systems are fading, the amount of rain would also decrease over the next three to four days,” a senior IMD official said.

The regional weather forecasting centre, in its seven day forecast, said that isolated parts of Delhi may receive light rain or a drizzle in the next three to four days.

“This would end up in rising temperature and high humidity levels which would make the weather muggy,” said an official.

The maximum temperature, which had dropped to around 32 degrees Celsius earlier this week, is again expected to shoot up to 37 degrees Celsius by the weekend.

On Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded to be 34.8 degrees Celsius which was one degree above normal. The maximum humidity was 95%.

First Published: Jul 30, 2018 11:17 IST

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