IMD predicts light rainfall in Delhi today
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted the possibility of very light rain in Delhi on Thursday.
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The maximum temperature is likely to stand at 28 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is likely to be around 14 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature on Wednesday was 27.4 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature recorded early Thursday was 13.7 degrees Celsius.
At 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, the temperature was 17 degrees Celsius. The precipitation announced for the day could be due to a disturbance from the west. Isolated light rains are forecast for Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, parts of Rajasthan and western Uttar Pradesh. On March 4-5, strong winds of around 25-35 km/h are forecast for Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan.
Over the next six days, the maximum temperature is expected to range from 27 to 29 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature over the same period could vary from 12 degrees to 14 degrees.
From March to May, normal to above normal minimum temperatures and above normal maximum temperatures are likely in parts of northwest India, according to IMD forecasts for the coming summer.
The average maximum temperature in Delhi in March last year was 33.1 degrees and the maximum temperature reached 40.1 degrees Celsius towards the end of the month. In March 2020, the average maximum temperature was a few notches lower at 28.2 degrees, and the highest maximum temperature recorded for the month of that year was 33.3 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, the air quality in Delhi deteriorated to be in the “poor” category on Wednesday, with an AQI of 225. It had remained in the “moderate” or “satisfactory” categories from February 26. . The chance of precipitation means the AQI could improve to be in the “moderate” category on Thursday, according to the SAFAR forecast system. The AQI could also remain in the “moderate” or lower “low” category for the next two days, due to strong winds dispersing pollutants.