Delhi is likely to receive light rainfall in some parts of the city on Monday, though the weather department has forecast a drier spell starting Tuesday till end of this month.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), August is expected to end in a rain deficit, having received just 91.8mm of rainfall against the normal mark of 233.1mm.
The maximum temperature in the city likely to settle around 36 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.4 degrees Celsius.
The weatherman has forecast generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle during the day.
The relative humidity at 8.30 am was recorded at 67 per cent.
Due to the absence of significant rainfall during the latter part of the month, temperatures in Delhi have consistently remained higher than usual.
On August 21, Delhi experienced a peak temperature of 38.1 degrees Celsius, marking the warmest August day in the city over the past four years. This was slightly lower than the recorded temperature of 38.2 degrees Celsius on August 30, 2019.
The prevailing dry winds and scarcity of rain are anticipated to maintain Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) within the ‘moderate’ range. As of 9 am this morning, the average AQI registered at 151 (moderate), a comparison to the 186 (moderate) recorded at 4 pm on the previous Sunday.
According to predictions from the Early Warning System (EWS) overseen by the ministry of earth sciences, Delhi’s AQI is projected to remain at a moderate level until August 30. (With inputs from PTI)