Thunderstorm Delhi Maximum Temperature 32.5 Deg C Partly Cloudy Sky MET National Capital Air Quality Index AQI


New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the north-western parts of the country under the influence of the season’s first moderate-intensity thunderstorm, bringing some respite from the scorching heat. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), heatwave conditions are not expected anywhere else in the country except western Rajasthan during the next five days. Isolated rains are expected over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, even touching parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. These rains will begin on May 25, as reported by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). 

The weather system created rain clouds that lashed parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on Monday. According to the Meteorological Department, thunderstorms occurred at many places in Uttarakhand, while it rained in isolated parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, most parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The Meteorological Office on Tuesday predicted thunderstorms and hailstorms at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and strong winds (30-40 km) at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh. per hour) is estimated to run.

Cloudy skies and a thunderstorm brought slight relief to Delhiites on Tuesday as the maximum temperature in the city settled at 32.5 degrees Celsius, weather officials said. The weather department also forecasted light rain or drizzle late in the night. The minimum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 18.9 degrees Celsius, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD) information.

The overall humidity remained at 77% at 8.30 am and tumbled to 55 percent at 5:30 pm.

Weighty downpours and a thunderstorm drastically cut down the minimum temperature in the capital on Monday. The city kept a precipitation of 15 mm in the 24 hours beginning 8:30 am on Monday.

On Monday, Delhi had recorded a minimum temperature of 17.2 degrees Celsius, nine indents underneath the season’s normal, and a maximum temperature of 31.5 degrees Celsius, eight notches beneath normal.

This was the city’s lowest minimum temperature for the period of May such a long ways since May 1, 2004 when the mercury settled at a low of 16.7 degrees Celsius.

Delhi’s record minimum temperature of 15.2 degrees Celsius was recorded on May 2, 1982.

The minimum and maximum temperatures on Wednesday are probably going to separately settle at 20 degrees Celsius and 37 degrees Celsius. The city is supposed to observe a part of the way overcast sky, as per the IMD.

Meanwhile, the air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was kept in the ‘satisfactory’ (92) classification around 8:15 pm, information from the Central Pollution Control Board showed.

An AQI somewhere in the range of nothing 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’.

(With PTI inputs)

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