Weather Update: Delhi wakes up to heavy rains, thunderstorms; temperature to dip in next 3 days
Rains and thunderstorms lashed parts of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR), as the city woke up to pleasant weather on Tuesday. Areas of South Delhi, Noida, and Faridabad witnessed heavy rains.
According to reports, the weather in Delhi turned cloudy since Monday evening. The India Meteorological Department on Monday said the temperature in Delhi is likely to dip in the next two to three days due to light rains.
On the other hand, the air quality remained in the 'very poor' category in several areas of the national capital despite rains on Tuesday.
As per the Central Pollution Control Board, the air quality was 'very poor' category in Anand Vihar and 'poor category in Punjabi Bagh, Lodhi Road, and ITO. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 338 in Anand Vihar, 341 in Rohini and at 339 in Mundka.
Air quality in Delhi had deteriorated on Monday to “very poor” on the CPCB scale. The CPCB’s AQI read 345 on Monday. It was mainly due to the reduction in wind speed from over 20kmph on January 23 to less than 10kmph, the minimum wind speed required in Delhi to disperse pollutants.
On Sunday, the IMD predicted widespread rain and snowfall in the western Himalayan region, northern plains, and states in the country’s east because of a fresh western disturbance (WD).
As per the prediction, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, parts of Rajasthan, north Madhya Pradesh and eastern India will receive rainfall, accompanied by lightning and hail, over the next three days.