Rain Brings Relief From Scorching Heat In Delhi, More Showers Expected Today

The rain in national capital has left several places inundated which has added to the woes of commuters in the national capital.

Delhi rain (Representative image)

The rain in national capital on Saturday morning brought relief from the sultry temperature with parts of Delhi witnessing water-logging at several places. 

The rain has brought much need relief from the scorching heat, however several places were left inundated which added to the woes of commuters.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light rainfall in parts of Delhi on Saturday, with the maximum temperature expected to be around 34 degrees Celsius.

"Spell of rain and thundershower with gusty winds about (20-30 kmph) will occur at some places of Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Central Delhi, East Delhi, Faridabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Greatar Noida, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Meerut, New Delhi, North Delhi, Noida, North East, Shahdara, South Delhi and South East Delhi over the districts of Delhi NCR during the next 1-2 hours," the weather office said today.

The relative humidity oscillated between 94 and 71 per cent on Friday.

The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of the city stood at 105, which falls in the "moderate category".

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.

Hot and humid weather troubled Delhi residents.

The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's primary weather station, had recorded a minimum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday. The city's maximum temperature settled at 35 degrees Celsius.

Delhi's air quality saw a marked improvement in July, thanks to plentiful rains that helped to cleanse the air. 

The average maximum temperature also fell to its lowest level since 2016, making for a more agreeable summer, according to data from the weather office and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The national capital received 384.6 mm of rainfall in July, the second-highest amount in the month in the last 15 years. This is significantly higher than the normal rainfall for July, which is 195.8 mm.

The average maximum temperature in Delhi in July was 34.7 degrees Celsius, the lowest since 2016 when it was 34.5 degrees Celsius.