New Delhi: Rain in Delhi and adjacent regions is expected to continue as the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted rainfall in the next two days over north-west India including western Himalayan region.
“Yesterday’s rain was due to a western disturbance. In the coming 2 days, in the whole north-west India including western Himalaya region, there is possibility of rainfall, thunderstorm & hailstorm,” an IMD scientist told news agency ANI.
The official also said that there was no possibility of heatwave as of now and that the temperatures across the country are normal.
On Wednesday, rainfall and thunderstorm lashed Delhi with the minimum temperature settling at 18.8 degrees Celsius while the maximum hovered around 32 degrees Celsius.
Delhi | Yesterday’s rain was due to a western disturbance. In the coming 2 days, in whole north-west India including western Himalaya region, there is possibility of rainfall, thunderstorm & hailstorm. The temperatures all over India is normal and no possibility of heatwave as of… pic.twitter.com/57B195thnZ
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According to the data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 9 am stood at 175 (moderate category). An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.
The relative humidity on Wednesday at 8.30 am was 70 per cent, the IMD bulletin said.
On Wednesday evening also light rain, coupled with a thunderstorm, lashed the national capital under the influence of western disturbance affecting northwest India, Met officials said.
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Winds gusting up to 57 kilometres per hour barrelled through the city.
The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s primary weather station, logged 8.8 mm of rainfall between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm. The IMD had earlier predicted a spell of rain and cloudy weather starting Wednesday night under the influence of the fresh western disturbance.
“There is enough moisture available in northwest India due to the western disturbance and the temperatures have also risen over the last few days. So, the conditions are conducive for such activity,” Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, said, reported PTI.