Cloudy weather and drizzle lower Capital’s mercury | Latest Delhi News

While skies remained overcast throughout Thursday, rainfall remained patchy, with only parts of the nation’s capital experiencing isolated bouts of drizzle. Cloudy weather, however, helped lower the mercury, with Delhi recording a maximum temperature of 33.1 degrees Celsius (C), two degrees below normal for this time of year, India’s Meteorological Department said. (IMD).

While Safdarjung, Delhi’s base weather station, recorded no rain between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, weather stations in Mayur Vihar, Jafarpur, Najafgarh and Pusa recorded some rain. IMD said the monsoon trough is expected to remain over northwest India for the next three days, so rain will continue in the region until Sunday.

The IMD forecast light to moderate rain for the capital on Friday and Saturday and light rain on Sunday. “The rains will continue over Delhi-NCR for the next three days. The intensity will generally be between light and moderate; heavy rains are only expected if the monsoon trough approaches Delhi. At present, it is north of Delhi and will stay there for the next few days,” IMD scientist RK Jenamani said, adding that rainfall intensity will vary over northwest India. during this period.

While Mayur Vihar station recorded 3.5mm of rainfall between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1mm was recorded in Jafarpur, 0.5mm in Pusa and 2.5mm in Najafgarh.

Safdarjung station recorded 56.6mm of rainfall over a 24-hour period between 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Palam recorded 94.6 mm of rain during this period.

With that, Safdarjung has now received 221.7mm of rainfall so far in July, surpassing the monthly average of 210.6mm. Last July, Delhi recorded 507.1mm of rain, about 2.5 times the average for the month.

In terms of minimum temperature, Delhi recorded a low of 24.5C, three notches below normal for this time of the season. Delhi’s relative humidity fluctuated between 68 and 98 percent on Thursday.

Delhi’s air quality has also seen a marked improvement over the past 24 hours, with an air quality index (AQI) of 70 (fair), the Central Pollution daily 4pm bulletin said. Control Board. It was 98 (satisfactory) at the same time on Wednesday. The agencies predict that the AQI will remain in the “satisfactory” category for the next three days and may even move to the “good” category. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “weak”, 301 and 400 “very weak”, and 401 and 500 “severe”.

“The AQI is at the lower end of the ‘satisfactory’ category. Dust (size > 2.5 micrometers) currently contributes about 56% of PM10 and for the next three days (22, 23, 24), the maximum wind speed is expected to be around 15-24 km/h, resulting in moderate dispersion The AQI is likely to be in the fair or upper end of the good category due to periods rain forecast,” Safar, a Union government air quality forecasting agency, said.