Light rain in Delhi brings some respite from heat
New Delhi, May 20: A light bout of rain and windy conditions Friday provided much-needed respite from the scorching dry heat in the national capital. The weatherman said a number of areas in the city recorded light rainfall accompanied by cool breeze.
Due to weather conditions in Delhi-NCR, several flights have been diverted to other airports.
The city has been witnessing temperatures soaring to mid-40s over the last few days.
Delhi had recorded a maximum temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius, the highest this year so far, on Sunday (May 15).
In addition, the weather department has predicted thunderstorms with gusty winds on Saturday (May 21). IMD also said that a partly cloudy sky and rains are likely to keep the mercury in check for the next three to four days, from May 21 to 24.
Furthermore, Delhi's air quality was recorded in the moderate category. The AQI was 206 at 9:03 am, according to the data from SAFAR-India Air Quality Service. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.
Meanwhile, after an early arrival over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the south-west monsoon is racing towards the mainland with the weather office forecasting onset over Kerala by the middle of next week, news agency PTI reported. On the other hand, severe heatwave conditions were predicted in parts of Rajasthan on Friday.