Residents witnessed a sudden change of weather on Monday evening once light rain hit the city due to an active western disturbance over the western mountain chain region, the India meteoric Department (IMD) same.
Met department officers said another western disturbance would affect north-west components of the country, beginning Wednesday and would last until Thursday. They said this could cause a thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and gusty winds over Haryana and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday and Thursday.
“The intensity of rains is predicted to reduce considerably on Friday,” an IMD spokesperson said, adding that the approaching western disturbance would be the 17th of the season, that usually sees an average of 5 to 6 every year.
Meanwhile, the day temperature on Monday rose by quite 2 notches to the touch 27.6 degrees Celsius. In line with the IMD, the day temperature on Tuesday can rise to 28 degrees Celsius. Tuesday is probably going to see a partially cloudy sky.
The minimum temperature too rose to 12.5 degrees Celsius on Monday from 11 degrees Celsius on Sunday. However, the night temperature is predicted to fall to 10 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the IMD said.
High-speed winds were additionally recorded during the day on Monday. The wind speed recorded at 5.30pm by the Palam Observatory was 19km per hour.
On Monday, the town recorded an air quality index (AQI) worth of 159 (moderate), as per the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) AQI monitor at Vikas Sadan in Sector 11. The AQI on Sunday was recorded at 77 (satisfactory).
According to specialists, Sunday principally records a better AQI due to the absence of vehicles on roads. However, they said the high wind speed on Monday succeeded in clearing up most pollutants within the atmosphere. The level of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 was recorded at 66.18ug/m3.