Delhi to experience light rains today; IMD issues ‘orange’ alert for Thursday | Latest News Delhi

After the heat and humidity, Delhi can let out a sigh of relief on Wednesday, with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting light rains with 30-40 km / h winds across the city.

IMD today issued a yellow alert for the nation’s capital, with an ‘Orange’ alert in effect on Thursday. Officials said there was a ‘light to moderate’ rainfall with winds expected to be 40 km / h.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 41.5 degrees Celsius in Delhi on Tuesday – four levels above normal, but the IMD said the maximum temperature today is unlikely to be significantly lower and may be as high as 42 degrees. The wet spell is unlikely to bring a drop in mercury until Thursday, with the maximum expected to be 35 degrees Celsius, IMD said.

The city recorded a minimum temperature of 30.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday – three degrees above normal and today is expected to be 30 degrees. Delhi is experiencing the effect of a humid, eastward wind that raises high humidity levels and brings daytime and night temperatures higher than normal, weather officials said. Thursday’s minimum temperature is forecast to be 29 degrees but on Friday it could drop to about 26 degrees.

The IMD forecast Tuesday that the Southwest Monsoon is likely to hit Delhi on June 30 or July 1. “We are keeping a close watch on progress and based on that, Delhi is expected to see the arrival of the monsoon by June 30. July 1. Rainfall is forecast for both these days, but on June 30, the rainfall intensity is high, ”said RK Jenamani, a scientist at IMD, who said Thursday’s spell will also reduce the humidity.

The IMD’s seven-day forecast shows that rainfall is expected to continue every day until July 4, with ‘light to moderate’ spells on both June 30 and July 1, with drops occurring for the rest of the day.

In terms of air quality, Delhi recorded an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 160 (moderate) at 7am on Wednesday morning – a slight increase from 137 (moderate) reading at 4pm on Tuesday. Due to rain and strong winds, AQI is likely to drop over the next two to three days.

“AQI today refers to ‘moderate’ air quality. PM10 is the primary pollutant. Dust (size> 2.5 micrometer) contributes to about 61% of PM10. For the next 3 days, the maximum wind speed could be 22-30 km per hour, causing moderate circulation and AQI It is possible to fall into the ‘middle’ category, ”said Safar, the government forecasting agency.

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