IMD: The weather remained cool in Delhi and NCR on Sunday as well. Meanwhile, there was hailstorm in some parts of Delhi on Sunday. Due to this, the maximum temperature was recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information. The Meteorological Department said that the minimum temperature was recorded at 15.4 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal.
The IMD said that hailstorm was reported from different parts of the national capital including Palam, Chilpighat and Ayanagar. A senior IMD official said the relative humidity ranged between 96 per cent and 66 per cent. The Meteorological Department has predicted a generally cloudy sky on Monday.
Meteorological Department made this prediction
IMD has predicted thunderstorm, hailstorm and light rain with wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph at isolated places in Delhi. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 26 and 16 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Intermittent rain will continue till March 21
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional forecasting centre, said an active western disturbance over northwest India is causing rain and hailstorm in some areas. He said another western disturbance would start affecting the region from Sunday. Till March 21, there will be cloudy sky over Northwest India and on and off rains will continue. Srivastava said, “The rains have been predicted to peak on March 20. The rain will keep the mercury under control.
Hail forecast for Monday in many areas of Delhi-NCR
Hailstorm has been predicted in parts of northwest India including Delhi-NCR on Monday.” The IMD warned that strong winds and hailstorm could damage plantations, horticulture and standing crops. Hail can also injure people and cattle in open spaces, while strong winds can damage weak structures and ‘kutcha’ houses, walls and huts.
The Meteorological Department has also urged people to stay indoors and away from water bodies. Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded in the ‘moderate’ category (170) around 6 pm on Sunday. An AQI between 0 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 ‘very poor’. considered ‘severe’ between