Weather forecast for Delhi today: Partly cloudy, high temperature 40 degrees
Partly cloudy skies and a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius are forecast for Delhi on Friday.
Winds and light rain of around 1mm at the Palam Meteorological Observatory was recorded on Thursday evening as a western disturbance sweeps over Jammu and Kashmir. Other weather stations remained dry, recording no rain. IMD had issued a forecast of strong winds and thunderstorms with light to moderate rainfall over parts of Delhi-NCR on Thursday.
The minimum temperature recorded early Friday was 23.7 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal, while the temperature at 8:30 a.m. was 28.2 degrees Celsius.
While heatwave conditions are predicted for April 18-19, when the maximum temperature is expected to return to around 42 degrees Celsius, another western disturbance is expected to affect northwest India from April 19, according to the Department. Indian Meteorological Service (IMD). This could bring strong winds and partly cloudy skies to Delhi on April 20-21. The new disturbance from the west may bring rainfall to the western Himalayan region and the “adjacent plains of northwest India” from April 19 to 21, an IMD bulletin released on Friday. indicated morning.
Heat wave conditions were recorded in parts of Delhi on Thursday. On Friday, heat wave conditions remain on forecast for isolated pockets of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Saurashtra and Kutch.
Over the next six days, the minimum temperature is expected to range from 24 to 26 degrees Celsius, and the maximum temperature may range from 40 to 42 degrees Celsius, according to the IMD forecast.
The AQI in Delhi has remained in the “poor” category since March 28. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered “poor”. On Thursday, the 24-hour average AQI was 280, with PM10 the main pollutant, according to the Central Pollution Control Board’s 4 p.m. report. A forecast released by the Air Quality Early Warning System on Thursday said the AQI was expected to remain in the “poor” category on Friday and Saturday, with PM10 and dust likely to be the main pollutants.