Delhi Weather: Rain to lose intensity from today, temperature to rise slightly in Delhi | Delhi News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Some parts of Delhi witnessed light rain on Sunday. However, as the western end of the monsoon trough is likely to shift northwards, the rain activity may be subdued from Monday.
India Meteorological Data shows Safdarjung, which is the city’s base station, and Palam recorded 9.2 mm and 12.4 mm rainfall, respectively, till 8.30am on Sunday.
However, both stations did not record any rainfall between 8.30am and 8.30pm on Sunday. Some observatories reported light to very light rain during the same period.
Sports Complex recorded 11mm rainfall between 8.30am and 5.30pm. SPS Mayur Vihar, Najafgarh and Pitampura reported 0.5 mm rainfall each during the same period. Ridge observatory recorded ‘trace’ rainfall.
A Met official said a cyclonic circulation lies over northeast Rajasthan and, hence, the western end of the monsoon trough passes through south of its normal position. Under its influence, light rain or drizzle was recorded at some places on Sunday.
“As the cyclonic circulation becomes less marked by Monday, the western end of the monsoon trough is very likely to shift northwards from Monday and, consequently, rain probability over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan would reduce substantially thereafter,” said a met official.
The forecast of the Met department says light rain or thundershowers at isolated places is predicted on Monday. There is a possibility of very light rain or thundershowers on Tuesday. No rain activity is expected from August 25 to 28. “Strong surface winds at the speed of 20-30 kmph are predicted during the day on Monday and Tuesday,” said a met official.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday. The minimum temperature settled at 24.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal. The relative humidity oscillated between 97% and 69%. A met official said the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 35-36 degrees Celsius over the next few days.
Delhi’s air quality, meanwhile, continued to remain in ‘satisfactory’ category. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of the national capital was 59.

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