Rain along with strong winds and dust storms lashed parts of Delhi on Thursday, days after the weather bureau declared a heat wave in the capital.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today that similar conditions are expected to prevail in the capital for the next two to three days and a heat wave is not forecast until May 30.
Rahat Ki Barish..
— Kanchan Ugursandi 🇮🇳 (@BikerGirlkancha) May 25, 2023
Beautiful season 🌧️☔️ pic.twitter.com/BGviMNQK8n
— Anchal Srivastava 🇮🇳 🌟 (@Anchal107) May 25, 2023
Several took to Twitter to share videos appreciating the rain after temperatures of up to 46 degrees Celsius were recorded in the capital.
dust storm in delhi pic.twitter.com/gGO5aLtuE4
— Hands (@jonamDelhi) May 25, 2023
Images of the dust storm have also been widely shared. Twitter user IndiaMetSky Weather shared a time lapse of the dust storm approaching the city. “An amazing view of the dust storm approaching from the eastern border of Delhi from our base,” they wrote.
An amazing view of the dust storm approaching from the eastern border of Delhi from our base#DelhiRains@StormHourpic.twitter.com/kM7tOhjMNV
— IndiaMetSky Weather (@indiametsky) May 25, 2023
Under the influence of an active western disturbance in the western Himalayan region, intermittent showers are forecast in northwestern India, including the national capital and surrounding areas, over the next two to three days, according to IMD.
Heavy rain in Delhi#hitime#delhirain#Delhi#rainpic.twitter.com/CLSbppvQef
—Dev Sharma (@Devsharmahere) May 25, 2023
A heat wave scorched parts of Delhi on Monday and Tuesday, with many weather stations recording maximum temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius.