Rains bring down maximum temperature in Delhi, Wednesday records season's lowest

A traffic jam at NH9 during rain in New Delhi on January 5, 2022. (Wasim Sarvar/IANS)

Rains bring down maximum temperature in Delhi, Wednesday records season's lowest

New Delhi, January 5, 2022

Intermittent rain since morning brought down not just the overall temperatures across Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday but the day also saw the lowest maximum temperature so far this winter.

It was cloudy almost throughout the day and almost all areas received a light drizzle since morning. Safdarjung observatory recorded 7.8 mm of rain on Wednesday, Palam 6.1 mm, Lodhi Road 6.0 mm while Ayanagar recorded 5.3 mm of rainfall between 8.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.

Due to the day-long rain, there was a drop in the maximum temperature to the lowest so far this season.

"Maximum temperature recorded at Safdarjung was 15.7 degrees Celsius," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, adding, "Prior to today, the lowest was on December 19, 2021, when maximum temperature recorded was 17.8 degrees Celsius."

The IMD has also predicted the possibility of light rain for the next few days. In Delhi, the maximum temperature would be around 20 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature will be 11 degrees Celsius on Thursday, it said.

It already declared on Tuesday that there will be no cold wave condition across northwest India for the next few days and forecast similar temperature range for the next four days.

Meanwhile, the rainfall failed to improve the air quality with the Air Quality Index (AQI) continuing to remain in "severe" and "very poor" category at several places across Delhi. At 10 p.m., it was 451 (severe) at Anand Vihar in east Delhi, 339 (very poor) at Aya Nagar in south Delhi, 412 (severe) at Dwarka sector 8 in west Delhi and 452 (severe) at Jahangirpuri in north Delhi.

At 9 am, the AQI was 430 (severe) at Anand Vihar in east Delhi, 308 (very poor) at Aya Nagar in south Delhi, 396 (very poor) at Dwarka sector 8 in west Delhi and 413 (severe) at Jahangirpuri in north Delhi.

IANS

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