New Delhi: Parts of the capital received light rain on Monday. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has put an “orange” alert for Wednesday as moderate to heavy rain is expected.
According to the IMD, Safdarjung, which is the base station of the city, recorded 0.6 mm of rain between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. However, SPS Mayur Vihar, Sports Complex near Akshardham, Jafarpur, Najafgarh and Ridge recorded 4.5, 2, 1.5, 0.5 and 0.2 mm of rain respectively during the same period. It rained only “trace” in Ayanagar.
The maximum temperature on Monday rose to 36.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.4 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity ranged from 89 per cent to 62 per cent.
Light to moderate rain is likely on Tuesday and the day temperature is likely to hover around 36 degree Celsius Had a meeting The department said. “However, moderate to heavy rains have been predicted for Wednesday, with the maximum temperature likely to drop to 31 degrees Celsius. Light rain or thundershowers are likely on June 7 and 8, while very light rain is predicted on June 9 and 10.
Meanwhile, Delhi’s air quality deteriorated and entered the “moderate” category on Monday. The overall air quality index (AQI) on Sunday stood at 113, while it was 76 – “satisfactory”. The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research, a central forecasting body, said, “Dust (size above 2.5 micrometres) contributes 57% of PM10. For the next three days, the maximum wind speed is likely to be 15-20 km/h with moderate dispersion, and the AQI is likely to remain within “satisfactory” due to expected light rain. The moderate temperature (35–36 °C) and the height (1 km) of the mixing layer maintain moderate ventilation.