The weather office has predicted a thunderstorm accompanied by rain to hit Delhi on Sunday after the national capital recorded a temperature of 39.2 degrees Celsius the previous day, the normal temperature for this season according to the Department of Gas. Indian Statue (IMD). The minimum temperature in the city was steady at 27.6 degrees Celsius. The 6pm Air Quality Index was 121pm, which is in the ‘moderate’ category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.
On Friday, the national capital received a fresh wave of rain due to the effects of Cyclone Biparjoy and an active western disturbance over the northwestern Himalayas. It ended at 8:30am on Saturday and in those 24 hours, Delhi recorded 7mm of rain. The PTI news agency reported that the humidity in areas here ranges from 51% to 71%.
Light rain is likely to break Delhi’s dry weather today, offering relief from the scorching heat
After observing intense heat for the past few days, Delhi saw cloudy skies and light rain in some places on Friday. Weather operations will likely continue until June 20, according to the weather department. Daytime temperatures in the city hover around 37.7 degrees Celsius, 1 degree lower than the average for the month. The recorded minimum temperature is 27.9 degrees Celsius. Delhi will see cloudy skies with light rain or drizzle during the day, IMD said in its weather bulletin, according to PTI.
Wet winds from Cyclone Biparjoy will continue to blow into the city through Saturday.
Delhi’s relative humidity at 8:30am is 50%. At the same time, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at an average (128) at 9 a.m., according to the System for Weather and Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
AQIs between 0 and 50 are considered “good”, 51 and 100 are “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 are “moderate”, 201 and 300 are “poor”, 301 and 400 are “very poor”, and 401 and 500 is “serious”.