A dust storm or thunderstorm is likely to hit the national capital region on Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. This comes after some heatwaves this month.
The dust storm is likely to come with moderate to heavy rains.
A tweet from the Indian Meteorological Department says that there will be a “thunderstorm/duststorm” with “moderate-intensity rain” and “gusty winds with a speed of 40-60 km/h” over and near all of Delhi and the surrounding area.
Because of the threat of rain and a massive dust storm on Friday morning, the temperature in the capital dropped to a pleasant 25 degrees Celsius at 0030 on Friday.
This March was the hottest in Northwest India in 122 years, with an average high temperature that broke the previous 30.67 degrees Celsius set in 2004.
On April 19th, Delhi used 5,735 MW of electricity, which is more potent than any other city has operated in a single month.
When the city used 4,469 MW of electricity on April 1, 2022, it jumped 28%. On Monday, the peak demand for electricity was 5,641 MW, which is a lot of power.
Since March 1, Delhi’s peak power demand had gone up by more than 42%, when the city had 4,040 MW.
In April, Delhi used more than 5,000 MW of electricity in nine days.
For example, in 2021 and 2020, Delhi’s peak power demand for April did not reach 5,000 megawatts for the first time in years.