Delhi, Haryana weather update: IMD predicts light rains tomorrow
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted fresh rainfall in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, and North Rajasthan over the next two days. Under the influence of western disturbances and subsequent cyclonic circulation, these regions may witness isolated light rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, IMD said. Except for north Rajasthan, the other three regions could also witness thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds on Tuesday.
What did IMD say about temperature?
In terms of temperature, IMD said most parts of the country are witnessing slightly warm days and a clear sky. It has also predicted no significant change in the minimum temperature over most parts of the country in the next 5 days. Notably, Delhi on Monday recorded 11.8 degrees Celsius till 8 am, which is slightly warmer than the previous days.
Forecast for other states
The weather agency also said that heavy rainfall/snowfall could occur at isolated places over the Jammu division on Tuesday. Meanwhile, thunderstorms with lightning are predicted over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on Monday itself. A similar condition is likely to continue and prevail on Wednesday over isolated places of Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh, IMD added.
Strong surface wind over north India
The weather forecast agency further predicted strong surface winds of 25-30 kilometers/hour over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and North Rajasthan on Tuesday. "Dust-raising winds (25-30kmph) are also very likely to prevail over West Rajasthan on 22 February, 2022," IMD said.
Delhi's air quality improved to 'moderate' on Monday
Meanwhile, the air quality in Delhi improved to a "moderate" level on Monday from "poor." On Monday, the overall AQI (Air Quality Index) was at 149. The level of PM 2.5 and PM 10 in Delhi's air stood at 75 and 153, respectively. Notably, AQI between 0-50 is considered "good," followed by "satisfactory" (51-100), "moderate" (101-200), "poor" (201-300), "very poor" (301-400), and "severe" (401-500).