Delhi: Orange alert for Friday, air quality satisfactory | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi is expected to see rain through the week and an ‘orange’ alert has been sounded for August 6. India Meteorological Department had earlier issued an ‘orange’ alert for Monday and predicted heavy rain at isolated places, but heavy rain was not recorded at any stations till 5.30pm. However, met officials said rain was predicted on Monday night.
Safdarjung, which is the city’s base station, recorded ‘trace’ rainfall from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Monday, while Palam recorded moderate rain during the period. Very light to light rain was witnessed at some other stations. Ridge and Ayanagar recorded 4.4mm rainfall each, Pitampura and SPS Mayur Vihar 2.5mm rainfall each and Lodhi road reported 0.2mm rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.
Kuldeep Srivastava, scientist at IMD, said, “The intensity of rain is likely to be less over the next three days and there is a possibility of light rain. However, rain is likely to pick up again on August 6, when moderate showers are expected.”
On Monday, the maximum temperature was reported at 32.7 degrees Celsius, two degrees below normal. The minimum temperature stood at 26.1 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal. The relative humidity oscillated between 95% and 76%.
Delhi’s air, meanwhile, continued to remain in satisfactory category. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of the national capital was recorded at 95. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research stated in its bulletin, “The overall air quality is in the ‘satisfactory’ category. Scattered rainfall activity is predicted in Delhi. AQI is forecast to remain in ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’ category for the next three days.”


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