New Delhi Strong winds and rain lashed Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday morning as the minimum temperature was recorded at 19.3 degrees Celsius, seven notches below the season’s average. India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information.
Traffic has been affected in several parts of the city, including Vasant Vihar-Delhi Airport Road, Kanshi Ram Tucker Marg and Mahipalpur Highway underpass, the department said. Heavy rain is likely and the maximum temperature in the city is expected to hover around 32 degrees Celsius.
The India Meteorological Department said at around 6.30 am that a cluster of clouds is passing over Delhi-NCR, which will cause light to moderate rains at a speed of 40 to 70 kmph in and around the region in the next two hours. Gusty winds will blow at a speed of one hour. Relative humidity in Delhi was recorded at 100 per cent at 8.30 am.
According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board, the air quality index in the city was recorded in the ‘moderate category’ (110) at 9 am. Importantly, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, between 51 and 100. Satisfactory., 101 to 200 is considered ‘moderate’, 201 to 300 ‘poor’, 301 to 400 ‘very poor’ and 401 to 500 ‘severe’.
People took to social media platform Twitter to report traffic jams in many areas due to rain and strong winds in Delhi. One person took to Twitter to report traffic jams on the flyover from Vasant Vihar to the airport, while another reported heavy traffic jams at the Delhi Metro. On Friday, Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 34.5 degrees Celsius, five degrees below normal, on the Mangolpuri to Rohini flyover.