Weather Update: Light rain likely in Delhi; heavy downpour in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

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Strong points

  • Cloudy skies with light rain are expected later in the day in Delhi
  • The immediate maximum temperature is expected to be around 24 degrees Celsius
  • From 8:30 a.m. on Monday to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the city received 7 mm of precipitation

Weather replace: Delhi residents woke up Tuesday morning as the minimum temperature stood at 20.5 degrees Celsius in the nation’s capital.

According to the climate division, cloudy skies with light rain are forecast for later in the day.

The MeT Office said the immediate maximum temperature is expected to be around 24 degrees Celsius.

The metropolis recorded 100% relative humidity as of 8:30 a.m., according to knowledge shared by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

Monday’s minimum temperature was recorded at 19.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal for the season.

The rains sent the mercury plummeting in Delhi on Monday, with the maximum temperature standing at 23.6 degrees Celsius, 10 notches below normal.

From 8:30 a.m. Monday to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the city received 7mm of precipitation.

The rainfall recorded so far this month is about 4 times the conventional rainfall of 28mm and 3 times the rainfall (41.6mm) recorded in August, which is the wettest month of the monsoon season.

Wednesday’s minimum and maximum temperature readings are expected to come in at 19 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius respectively, based on forecasts from the IMD.

Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) registered in the “good” class (46) around 9 a.m., the CPCB news confirmed.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 fair, 101 and 200 reasonable, 201 and 300 bad, 301 and 400 very bad, and 401 and 500 extreme.

Rains hit Haryana, Punjab

Rains hit parts of Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday causing the temperature to plummet.

A sharp bout of rain hit Chandigarh and its neighboring towns of Mohali in Punjab and Panchkula in Haryana. Some different parts of the two states have also acquired showers.

Earlier on Monday, the rains had hit only a few places in Haryana.

Moderate to heavy rains hit a number of components of Haryana and a few components of Punjab intermittently over the previous fortnight.

These episodes of rain have led to a supply crisis for certain greens, thus pushing up their prices, according to traders.

Lucknow faculties and major academic institutions closed

Meanwhile, with heavy rain hitting a number of components of Uttar Pradesh, the Lucknow district administration declared a holiday for all faculties and top academic institutions on Tuesday.

A press release issued by Lucknow District Magistrate Suryapal Gangwar said faculties will remain closed on Tuesday.

Citing an order from authorities, the DM said all major academic institutions will remain closed even on Tuesday.

Earlier on Sunday, authorities in Lucknow, Noida, Ghaziabad, Agra, Meerut, Aligarh, Mathura, Kanpur, Etah, Mainpuri and Firozabad districts had ordered colleges closed on Monday.

Several components of Uttar Pradesh continued to receive heavy rains on Monday.

(With PTI entries)

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