The city recorded the lowest minimum temperature of the season at 9.6 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal, at base station Safdarjung on Wednesday. The night temperature dropped below 10 degrees Celsius at three other stations too — Ayanagar (9.1 degrees Celsius), Lodhi Road (9.8) and Mungeshpur (9.4). A Met official said that since the wind direction was predicted to change to easterly, the minimum temperature was likely to rise marginally over the next three days.
The city recorded the coldest night of the season at 13.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal, on Monday. However, due to easterly winds, the minimum temperature is likely to increase slightly from Tuesday.
Delhi’s air quality continued to remain in the ‘moderate’ category with an AQI of 173 on Saturday.
So far, the minimum temperature in October has mostly remained above normal. IMD’s forecast says the night temperature is likely to remain above normal in the remaining days of the month.
The weather office has forecast generally cloudy skies for Monday with the maximum temperature likely to settle at 35 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature likely to settle at 27 degrees Celsius.
A highly unusual monsoon season this year has yielded 1,100 mm of rainfall in Delhi so far, the highest in 46 years, and almost double the precipitation recorded last year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.
It will be a cloudy day in Delhi with light rain expected on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The people of Delhi will not get any respite from heat before Sunday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The national capital will witness a slightly warmer day on Friday compared to Thursday.
Some parts of Delhi witnessed light rain on Sunday. However, as the western end of the monsoon trough is likely to shift northwards, the rain activity may be subdued from Monday.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said Delhi recorded 139 mm rainfall, the highest one-day rain for August in at least 13 years, and issued 'orange alert' for the city.