Rains lash Delhi, IMD predicts more showers

- August 5, 2023
| By : Patriot Bureau |

In the 24-hour period till Saturday morning, the city has witnessed 54 mm of rainfall. The humidity at 8.30 am was recorded at 100 per cent

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The national capital on Saturday experienced a fresh spell of rain, bringing relief from the scorching heat. The minimum temperature dropped to 25.2 degrees Celsius, which is two notches below the season’s average, India Meteorological Department said.

The department’s forecast indicated that the day would remain generally cloudy, with the possibility of moderate rainfall. The maximum temperature for the day was expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius.

Over the last 24 hours leading up to Saturday morning, the city received 54 mm of rainfall. The humidity level at 8:30 am was recorded at 100 per cent, adding to the moisture in the air.

In terms of air quality, the Central Pollution Control Board data reported that the Air Quality Index (AQI) was in the “satisfactory” category, with a reading of 91 at 9 am. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good,’ while 51 to 100 is ‘satisfactory.’ The AQI in the ‘satisfactory’ range is generally viewed as a positive sign for the city’s air quality.

Overall, the rain brought respite from the heat, and the relatively low AQI reading indicated a favorable air quality situation for the residents of the national capital. (With inputs from PTI)