The utmost temperature breached the 44 levels Celsius mark in components of Delhi on Wednesday, at the same time as winds carrying mud from Rajasthan pushed the capital’s air high quality to the “very poor” class, based on India Meteorological Division.
Nonetheless, “widespread rainfall” is more likely to convey down the mercury and air pollution ranges on the weekend, it mentioned. The Safdarjung Observatory, thought-about the official marker for the town, recorded a minimal of 31.4 levels Celsius, the very best minimal temperature this yr up to now, and a most of 42.2 levels Celsius.
On April 28 too, the observatory had recorded a most of 42.2 levels Celsius, the very best temperature recorded this yr up to now, the IMD mentioned.
In Najafgarh and Pitampura, the mercury settled at 44.1 levels Celsius and 44.3 levels Celsius, it mentioned.
The possible formation of a low-pressure space over north Bay of Bengal round June 11 and its motion in direction of north-westerly path could result in “pretty widespread to widespread rain and thundershowers over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and west Uttar Pradesh on June 12 and June 13,” the IMD mentioned.
It additionally predicted “heavy” rainfall at remoted locations in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi on June 13. Notably, Delhi has not recorded any heatwave up to now this summer season.
“It’s more likely to be the primary time since 2014 that there will likely be no heatwave this yr,” an official mentioned.
Frequent Western Disturbances saved the mercury in test. Cyclone Tauktae additionally led to “file” rains final month, the official mentioned.
The town’s air high quality deteriorated to the “very poor” class as a result of dust-carrying winds blowing from Rajasthan. The 24-hour common air high quality index worth was 305 on Wednesday. It was 205 on Thursday, based on Central Air pollution Management Board knowledge.
An AQI between 201 and 300 is taken into account poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 extreme, whereas an AQI above 500 falls within the extreme plus class.
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