Move over Bengaluru, Delhi witness hill station weather in May

The mercury plunged in the nation’s capital on Tuesday morning to 20.4 degrees Celsius, seven notches below normal, a day after heavy rain and a thunderstorm hit the city.

The weather bureau forecast mostly cloudy skies with light rain or drizzle later in the day.

Delhi recorded rainfall of 18mm over a 24-hour period ending at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to data shared by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

Monday’s minimum temperature was recorded at 27.8 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature was recorded at 40.6 degrees Celsius.

On Tuesday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 20.4 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity at 8:30 a.m. was 100%.

Two people were killed and several injured as a severe thunderstorm carrying winds of up to 100 km/h and heavy rain hit the nation’s capital on Monday evening, uprooting hundreds of trees, disrupting road and air traffic and damaging vehicles and buildings, including the iconic Jama Masjid. .

The weather bureau predicted mostly cloudy skies with light rain or drizzle later in the day on Tuesday, with the maximum temperature expected to be around 40 degrees Celsius.

Wednesday’s minimum and maximum temperature readings are expected to stand at 26 degrees Celsius and 41 degrees Celsius respectively with mostly clear skies, according to IMD data.

Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) registered in the “moderate” category (175) around 9:30 a.m., according to data from the CPCB.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor” and 401 and 500 “severe”.

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