After moderate showers on Saturday, the city witnessed a breezy and humid Sunday. The maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 35.1 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 27.9 degrees Celsius. Humidity was recorded 64%, said an IMD official.
“Light-to-moderate rain was recorded at a few places in the state on Sunday. Showers are likely at isolated places on August 21 and 22 too. No significant change is expected in maximum temperatures across the state during the next five days. Thunderstorms and lightning are likely at isolated places during the next five days. A yellow alert was issued for Monday and Tuesday in the city as the region may witness thunderstorms and lightning,: said an IMD official.
The city has received an average of 6.7 mm rain between August 11 and 18. The normal rainfall during this time is 46.6 mm. This means there is an 86% deficit in rain in the district. Monsoon showers in August so far have not been as generous as they were in the earlier months this year. However, the overall data shows that the district still received 9% more than the normal rainfall from June 1 till now and the state has received a 20% surplus of rain so far.
According to the Centre’s System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research, “The predominant surface wind is likely to be coming from West/Southeast directions in Delhi (NCR), with wind speed 8-20 kmph, generally cloudy sky and light rain/thundershowers from August 21 to 26.”
On Sunday, the city’s air quality index (AQI) was at ‘moderate’ mark at 137.
The capital witnessed a warm and humid Sunday. The maximum temperature at the base station, Safdarjung, was 36.8 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was 28.2 degrees Celsius in Delhi.