Delhi is expected to receive light rain and thundershowers on Thursday, though the city’s maximum temperature settled at 38.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, two degrees above the seasonal average, the meteorological office said. The city was warm and humid in the morning as the minimum temperature was two degrees above normal even though the meteorological department had forecast light rain throughout the day.
“There will be generally cloudy skies with light rain and thundershowers in one place. The maximum and minimum temperatures in the city will hover around 36 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius respectively, ”an Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) official told PTI. The minimum temperature on Wednesday was 29.4 degrees Celsius, the meteorological department said.
At 5.30 pm, the relative humidity was 52 percent. The maximum temperature in the city on Tuesday was stabilized at 37.9 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal.
No color-coded alert was issued for rain on Thursday, an IMD official said. The meteorological office had earlier issued an “orange” alert for Wednesday, warning of moderate to heavy rain or thunderstorms. IMD uses four color codes for weather signals – “green” (no action required), “yellow” (see and stay updated), “orange” (be prepared) and “red” (action).
The city’s air quality index (AQI) was “moderate” (104), the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) 24-hour AQI bulletin was released at 4 p.m. AQIs between zero and 50 are considered “good”, 51 and 100 are considered “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 are considered “moderate”, 201 and 300 are considered “bad”, 301 and 400 are considered “extremely bad”, and 401 and 500 are considered “severe”.
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