- Rain in Delhi-NCR for the second consecutive day
- Improvement in the air quality of the capital Delhi
Delhi Weather Today: Most parts of North India, including the national capital Delhi and NCR, are experiencing monsoon-like rains in the month of January. Intermittent rain continues in Delhi and its adjoining areas for the second consecutive day today (Sunday). According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), similar weather is likely to prevail in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana for the time being.
According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), light rain in a few hours in North Delhi, South-East Delhi, New Delhi, Lodi Road, East-Delhi, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Gohana, Ganaur, Sonipat and adjoining areas. That is, there will be rain of moderate intensity from drizzle. IMD has predicted light to moderate rain and thundershowers in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, West Madhya Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh till January 10.
09/01/2022: 06:40 IST; Light intensity rain/drizzle to moderate rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of North Delhi, South-East Delhi, NewDelhi, Lodi road, East-Delhi, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Gohana, Gannaur, Sonipat,
— RWFC New Delhi (@RWFC_ND) January 9, 2022
Delhi records highest rainfall in a single day in January
Delhi has recorded the highest rainfall in a single day in January after 22 years on Saturday. According to the India Meteorological Department, the Safdarjung observatory recorded 41 mm of rain till 8.30 am on Saturday, which is the highest in the last 22 years in the month of January. At the same time, the weather station in Palam recorded 47.6 mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am on Saturday. Earlier, in the month of January, Delhi recorded the highest rainfall of 46 mm in a single day in 1999.
— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2022
Delhi’s air quality improves
Along with this, the air quality of Delhi, which has deteriorated for almost two months, has improved. The air quality i.e. Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi has been recorded in the satisfactory category. The AQI is defined as ‘good’ between zero and 50, ‘satisfactory’ between 51 and 100, ‘moderate’ between 101 and 200, ‘poor’ between 201 and 300, ‘very poor’ between 301 and 400. And between 401 and 500 are considered in the ‘severe’ range.
Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘Satisfactory’ category with Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 90, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India pic.twitter.com/VZU8Fu0bMe
— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2022
Water logging at many places due to heavy rain
Due to the record rain in Delhi, many low-lying areas of the capital, including Prahladpur Bridge, Ring Road and Mandawali, were inundated with water.
According to the Weather Forecast (IMD), rain activities will continue in Delhi on January 9 as well. The minimum temperature in the city is expected to be 12 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature is expected to be 18 degree Celsius. The Meteorological Department has predicted cloudy sky with light rain on Sunday.
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