Delhi’s maximum temperature stands at 35.1C, scattered rain likely overnight | Latest Delhi News

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aryan PrakashNew Delhi

Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 35.1 degrees Celsius on Saturday, a notch above normal, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The minimum temperature, meanwhile, was recorded at 30.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

The temperature was recorded at Safdarjung, which is the nation’s capital’s base weather station. In Najafgarh and Palam, the maximum temperature stood at 36.7 degrees Celsius – the highest of all weather stations.

Relative humidity in Delhi was recorded at 68% at 5:30 p.m.

Mahesh Palawat, vice president (meteorology and climate change) of Skymet Weather, told the PTI news agency that scattered rains are likely to occur in some areas of the nation’s capital this evening. The Met Department, meanwhile, said mostly cloudy skies with thunderstorms are likely over the nation’s capital over the next few days.

IMD Delhi’s latest bulletin has warned that water accumulation in low-lying areas of the city is a possibility.

The capital’s air quality index (AQI) was recorded in the “satisfactory” category (99) around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to data from the Air Quality Research and Forecasting System and the weather (SAFAR).

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”.

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