New Delhi: Over the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light rain and generally cloudy skies in Delhi and national capital region (NCR), PTI reported. Parts of Delhi-NCR experienced light to moderate rainfall on Tuesday, resulting in waterlogged roads and traffic jams in several areas.
The maximum temperature was 34.7 degrees Celsius, and the minimum temperature was 24.6 degrees Celsius. According to data shared by the IMD, the relative humidity at 5.30 pm was 73%.
The forecast for Wednesday’s minimum and maximum temperatures is 24 degrees Celsius and 32 degrees Celsius, respectively.
According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality index (AQI) in Delhi at 6.30 pm was’moderate’ (116). 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’.
Since last week, Delhi and the NCR region have experienced light to moderate rainfall. Skymet predicts that rain will fall in the Delhi NCR until the weekend.
Following continuous showers, Delhi experienced its coolest September day in ten years on September 16. The temperature dropped to 25.9 degrees Celsius, which is eight degrees below normal.
According to the IMD, India received 7% more rain than usual, but eight states, including the rice bowl states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, received less rain, potentially leading to lower farm output this kharif season. Other states with low rainfall include Jharkhand, Delhi, Punjab, Tripura, Mizoram, and Manipur.
The monsoon season in the south-west begins on June 1 and lasts until September 30. PTI reported that India received 872.7 mm of rainfall between June 1 and September 19, which was 7% more than the normal rainfall of 817.2 mm for the period.