Weeks after scorching heat in the capital, Delhi and some other parts of the national capital region today, Wednesday, June 27, woke up to a cloudy sky and light rain that brought down the temperature down by nearly 6 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological Department (MeT) has forecast rain for at least three days in the region and a heavy shower for today.
Temperature has dropped to a pleasant 27 degree Celsius (28 in places) from Monday’s 43-45 degrees; though the respite will only last if so does the rain.
According to MeT, the air quality in Delhi has also improved considerably, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 110 yesterday against 192 on Monday, both considered moderate
“The Monsoon will arrive in Delhi between June 29 and July 1, which is the normal time for the arrival of Monsoon in the national capital,” a senior official from IMD said last week.
So far, a spell of rain has been reported in Delhi, Faridabad, and other parts of Noida, the Meteorological Department said.
Over the last seven days, the temperature in Delhi rose to nearly 42 degrees Celsius, five degrees above normal, prior to which Delhi experienced a series of severe dust storms.
The maximum temperature on Tuesday was recorded at 34.2 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal. According to the MeT department, the temperature in the national capital will remain well below 34 degrees for at least the next three days.
The maximum temperature was expected to hover around 32 degrees Celsius and humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 55 per cent according to MeT.