Several areas of Delhi-NCR received torrential rain accompanied by strong winds and thunder on Saturday afternoon. During this, heavy hailstorm was also observed at some places, due to which people got relief from the heat. Meanwhile, due to thick clouds in the sky, there was darkness all around.
The Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecast more rain and thundershowers in Delhi-NCR during the day itself.
According to the IMD, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 18.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday morning, two notches above normal. The department said that the relative humidity in the city was recorded at 8.30 am on Saturday at 89 per cent.
The IMD had said, during the day, Delhi’s Burari, Kanjhawala, Rohini, Badli, Model Town, Azadpur, Pitampura, Delhi University, Mundka, Paschim Vihar, Punjabi Bagh, Rajouri Garden, Patel Nagar, Buddha Jayanti Park, Jafarpur Kalan, Najafgarh, Light to moderate rainfall is expected in Dwarka, Palam, Indira Gandhi International Airport and adjoining areas.
The department said that rain is also expected in Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Chhapraula, Gurugram in the National Capital Region (NCR), Sohna in Haryana and Saharanpur, Deoband, Najibabad, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Khatauli, Sakoti Tanda, Daurala and Meerut districts of Uttar Pradesh. Have an estimate.
According to the IMD, apart from Kaithal, Narwana, Rajound, Assandh and Safidon in Haryana, light rain and thundershowers may occur in some adjoining areas as well.
poor air quality
As per the data, Delhi recorded an overall air quality index (AQ) of 231 at 8 am on Saturday, which falls in the ‘poor’ category.
Significantly, an AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’ and Between 401 and 500 is considered ‘severe’.
(with inputs from news agency language)
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