Showers in parts of Delhi, expect more rain till Thursday | Delhi News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Some parts of Delhi received rain on Saturday. Though India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted very light rain on Sunday, the rain activity is likely to intensify between Monday and Thursday.
IMD data shows that no rainfall was recorded between 8.30am and 5.30pm at Safdarjung, the city’s base station, but other stations recorded very light to moderate showers. The maximum rainfall was recorded at Ridge at 22.2mm between 8.30am and 5.30pm. It was followed by 1mm rainfall each at SPS Mayur Vihar and Pitampura and Najafgarh recorded 0.5mm rainfall during the same period.
As rain eluded the city for the past few days, Safdarjung is at a deficit of 9%. The station has received 214.5mm rainfall in this month so far as against the normal of 235.1mm. The Met department has predicted very light rain or drizzle on Sunday but light rain or thundershowers are forecast from August 30 to September 2. “As light rain is expected in the remaining days of the month, Safdarjung may cover up the deficit,” said a Met official.
On Saturday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 35.1 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal. The minimum temperature was settled at 27 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal. The relative humidity oscillated between 75% and 52%.
As rain activity is likely to pick up from Monday, the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 33-34 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, the air quality of the national capital continued to remain in the ‘moderate’ category with an overall Air Quality Index of 147 on Saturday. The main pollutant was PM10 due to high concentration of dust in the air. The air quality of Delhi is likely to improve slightly on Sunday.

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