New Delhi (NVI): Several parts of the national capital received a light spell of rainfall this morning, while the minimum temperature dropped and settled at 17.9 degrees Celsius, according to IMD.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that this was a result of an active Western Disturbance passing over northwest India.
Meanwhile, the Met department also predicted light intensity rain over parts of Delhi and adjoining areas including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan over the next few hours.
“Light intensity rain expected over Gannaur, Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Narnaul, Charki-Dadri, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Gurugram, Yamunanagar, Saharanpur, Modinagar, Meerut, Mathura, Narora, Khataoli, Baraut, Baghpath, Chandpur, Deoband, Muzaffarnagar, Hathras, Shamli, Aligarh, Amroha, Daurala, Hastinapur, Moradabad, Kotputli (Rajasthan) and Roorkee during next 2 hours,” it said.
12-03-2021; 0930 IST; Light intensity rain would occur over few places of entire Delhi and over and adjoining areas of Gannaur, Sonipat, Kharkhoda, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Narnaul, Charki-Dadri, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Gurugram, Nuh, Yamunanagar (Haryana), Saharanpur,
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) March 12, 2021
According to the Met department, satellite images showed convective clouds over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, North Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana Chandigarh.
“Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, East and north Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Mahe and Karnataka. Isolated thunderstorm/lightning/gusty winds with precipitation very likely over parts of these sub-divisions during next 3-4 hours,” the IMD said.
Furthermore, strong and gusty winds are also forecast which are expected to improve air quality levels in Delhi. Rain will help settle down pollutants and strong winds will help in better dispersion.
‘The air quality index (AQI) of the city plunged into ‘poor’ category today and the average AQI was recorded at 280,” according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
Apart from that, the maximum temperature is likely to settle around 32 degrees Celsius in the national capital, IMD’s bulletin said.