New Delhi: Parts of the capital received a short intense spell of rain on Wednesday. Safdarjung, which is the city’s base station, recorded 6.6mm of rainfall between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The rainy activity is expected to intensify from Thursday.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), only a few stations recorded rain until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Lodhi Road recorded rainfall of 1.3mm, while Ridge and Sports Complex near Akshardham reported rainfall of 4.5mm and 0.8mm, respectively.
RK Jenamani, Senior Scientist, IMD, said: “The monsoon trough has approached Delhi and rainfall activity is expected to intensify on Thursday and Friday. Light to moderate rain or thunderstorms are expected. East winds began to blow in the capital. However, as the trough is expected to move south on Saturday, the intensity of the rain may be reduced over the weekend.
The maximum temperature saw a slight drop from 35.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday to 34.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. The minimum temperature stood at 27.6 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal.
Meanwhile, Delhi’s air quality deteriorated from “fair” on Tuesday to “moderate” on Wednesday. The global air quality index was recorded at 122 against 84 the day before.