Parts of Delhi received heavy rain on Thursday morning, bringing respite from the sweltering heat and humid weather, as the mercury stood at 27.6 degrees Celsius in the morning.
Delhi had been reeling in sweltering weather on Wednesday when the maximum temperature was recorded at 40.9 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season’s average.
Conditions are favorable for the monsoon to reach the capital on Thursday or Friday, India’s Meteorological Department said earlier.
According to the IMD, Delhi is expected to receive its first monsoon showers on Thursday or Friday.
On Tuesday, the minimum temperature was 28.8 degrees Celsius.
The nation’s capital received rains in parts of South Delhi region like east of Kailash, Burari in the northwest among others, Shahdara, Patparganj in east of Delhi and ITO Passage and Gate of India. India in central Delhi.
Delhi was expected to receive another round of rain from June 29, meteorologists said.
Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) registered in the “moderate” category (155) around 9:30 a.m., according to data from the CPCB.
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.