IMD forecasts light rain, thundershowers with gusty winds in Delhi

The second coolest May day in 13 years was recorded on Monday, with a maximum temperature of 26.1 degrees Celsius, 13 degrees below average for this time of year, and the second consecutive day in this year’s summer season when the maximum temperature settled 10 degrees below normal

Delhiites woke up to pleasant weather on Tuesday, with the minimum temperature dropping to 19.3 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal, following heavy rain that lashed many parts of the city.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast thundershowers and gusty winds during the day, bringing relief to the residents from the scorching heat.

The national capital recorded 15 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, which is a significant amount for this time of the year.

The rain also led to waterlogging in some areas and slowed traffic to a crawl in stretches between Noida and Delhi, ITO and others.

The weatherman has also predicted a generally cloudy sky with light rain, thundershowers, and gusty winds for the next two days, owing to western disturbances.

The wet spell is good news for the city, which has been reeling under the scorching heat of the summer season, he said.

On Monday, the maximum temperature was registered at 26.1 degrees Celsius, 13 degrees below average for this time of the year.

It was the second coolest May day in 13 years and also the second consecutive day when the maximum temperature settled 10 degrees below normal during this year’s summer season.

The AQI in Delhi was recorded at 73, which is considered ‘satisfactory’. The rain has brought relief to the residents and has also helped in improving the air quality in the city.

The weatherman has predicted more rain in the next two days.

On Tuesday, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi was ‘satisfactory’, recording a reading of 73.

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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