Image source: PTI New Delhi: Pedestrians on a road during monsoon rain

Strong points

  • Light rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit the nation’s capital today
  • Overnight rains in several areas on Saturday evening lowered the mercury.
  • The weather bureau said the relative humidity at 8:30 a.m. was 95 percent.

Delhi Weather Update: Light rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit the nation’s capital today, continuing its streak of rain. Overnight rains in several regions on Saturday evening dropped the minimum temperature to 24.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below the average for the season.

The weather bureau said the relative humidity at 8:30 a.m. was 95 percent. The nation’s capital recorded 12.9 mm of precipitation in the past 24 hours ending at 8:30 a.m. The weather bureau forecast mostly cloudy skies with light rain and thunderstorms.

The maximum temperature is expected to climb to 33 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in the nation’s capital on Saturday was 24.5 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal.

Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded in the correct category (44) around 9.30am yesterday, according to data from the Air Quality and Weather Research and Forecasting System (SAFAR).

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.

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