Delhi Weather: Rains and thundershowers bring cool comfort (File Photo)
The residents of Delhi woke up to a pleasant morning with light rain in some parts of the city, bringing down the mercury by several notches. Showers of varying intensity are likely to continue till Wednesday. The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 30 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The minimum temperature is expected to hover around 23 degrees Celsius and humidity will be around 90 per cent.
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On Tuesday, the air quality was at its best in Delhi this year because of the incessant rains that washed away pollutants, said authorities.
As per the India Meteorological Department data, the national capital has so far received the highest rainfall in September in seven years since 2011. Delhi has recorded rainfall to the tune of 224.5 mm till September 24 this year, when in the entire month in 2017 it was just 158.5 mm.
This is the third time in the year that the quality of air was registered as good and the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 38, which is the lowest for this year, according to the Centre’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research institute (SAFAR).
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The PM10 level (presence of particles with diameter less than 10 mm) was recorded as ‘good’ at 37 in the National Capital Region (NCR) and 35 in Delhi. The PM2.5 level (presence of particles with diameter less than 2.5 mm) was 19 in Delhi-NCR and 18 in Delhi, according to the CPCB data.