The minimum temperature on Friday was recorded at 28.3 degrees Celsius, while maximum was clocked at 35.9 degrees Celsius. “Gurgaon will get light-to-moderate showers on August 20 and 21. There will be no major change in the temperature. Some parts of the state may witness isolated rainfall, but there is no heavy rain alert as of now,” said Manmohan Singh, IMD director, Chandigarh.
According to Singh, the monsoon was forecast to be normal in August. Below normal rainfall is very likely in most parts of the southern peninsula, and many parts of western, northwest and central India.
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. Monsoon showers in August so far have not been as generous as in the earlier months this year. However, the overall data shows that the city 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.
The city’s AQI on Friday was recorded at 141 (moderate). According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), “The predominant surface wind is likely to be coming from Northwest/West directions in Delhi-NCR with wind speed of 20-28 kmph. Partly cloudy sky, very light rain/drizzle is expected at one or two places accompanied with gusty winds (speed 35-45 kmph) from August 18 to 21.”
The weather department expects respite in delhi too on Saturday due to light rain. There are chances of moist winds, which may bring the temperature down. The maximum temperature at the base station was 37.4 degrees on Friday. It may hover around 35 degrees Celsius on Saturday.