Delhi weather: Mercury rises, but rain looms | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: The city saw over two degrees rise in the daytime temperature on Tuesday and the weather department expects further increase in the maximum temperature.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature will rise by around three degrees over the next two days, but respite will soon follow as rain is expected from Thursday night.
The maximum temperature at city’s base station, Safdarjung, was 31.6 degrees Celsius, season’s normal, against 29.3 degrees a day earlier. The minimum temperature was 15.3 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal, against 16.7 degrees Celsius a day earlier.
According to IMD, the maximum and minimum temperatures on Wednesday are likely to hover around 33 and 16 degrees Celsius, respectively.
“The maximum temperature will rise on Wednesday but will start falling again from Thursday onwards due to a western disturbance. The city is likely to see very light rain to drizzle on Thursday night. The intensity will increase on Friday,” said an IMD official.
Meanwhile, Delhi’s air quality continued to be in ‘moderate’ category, with 147 recorded on air quality index (AQI).
According to pollution monitoring agencies, moderate surface winds will keep the overall air quality in‘moderate’ category for the next three days.

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