Noida: Heavy showers lashed Noida on Thursday, continuing the spell of good weather and making April this year an unusually pleasant month, according to the Met office. Friday could also see some thunderstorms.
Noidaites experienced a soft, cool breeze and light drizzle during the day, while it started raining heavily towards late evening.
"This April has been more pleasant than usual, experiencing light rain or thunderstorms. The unusually pleasant weather for the month of April is because of western disturbances," R.K. Jenamani, director of the India Meteorological Department (IGI Airport), told.
Western disturbance is a meteorological term referring to a succession of fast-moving air currents from the Mediterranean region that bring sudden rain and snow to the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent.
From April 1 to 10, the maximum temperature in the city touched about 38 degrees Celsius. Then, the weather pattern changed with the western disturbances bringing light showers and dust storms, and pushing the temperatures down.
According to IMD, some parts of the city experienced traces of rain Thursday evening couple with cloudy skies and cool breeze.
The minimum temperature Thursday settled at 22 degrees, two notches below average, while the maximum temperature hovered around 34.6 degrees, four notches below average for this time of the season. The met department has forecast cloudy day with possibility of thundery developments on Friday.