Dip in mercury, light rain likely in Delhi

Mercury in the national capital dropped by a few notches as the minimum temperature on Tuesday settled at 24.6 degrees Celsius, even as the weather office has forecast cloudy sky with drizzle later in the day

Dip in mercury, light rain likely in Delhi

Photo: Faisal Malik

The city recorded a relative humidity of 82% at 8:30 in the morning, as per the data shared by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The minimum temperature on Monday was recorded at 26.9 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature stood at 35.9 degrees Celsius, which is a notch above normal.

Rains lashed parts of the capital on Monday.

Tuesday’s minimum temperature of 24.6 degrees Celsius is two notches below normal, the IMD said.

The MeT office has predicted a generally cloudy sky with light rain later in the day, with the maximum temperature expected to settle around 35 degrees Celsius.

According to IMD forecast, the minimum and maximum temperature readings on Wednesday are likely to stand at 26 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The air quality index (AQI) of the city was recorded in ‘moderate’ (118) category around 9:15 am, data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) showed.

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.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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