Weather Update: India’s national capital woke up to another rainy morning on Sunday. Delhi received the second-highest rainfall since 2007, according to the India Meteorological Department on Sunday, in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am.
Between Saturday and Sunday, people in the city received the second highest rainfall in 1.5 decades, he said. The city suffered near incessant rains “of 74 mm till 8.30 am on Sunday” which brought down the maximum temperature on Saturday by 10 notches, closing the day-night temperature gap to an all-time low.
According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board, the air quality index recorded at 9 am was 54, which is in the “good” category. The minimum temperature in the national capital settled at 23.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average, PTI quoted a weather official as saying.
Apart from this, the IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rains in many parts of Tamil Nadu till October 11. According to the report, Nilgiris district will get heavy and very heavy rains on Sunday.
There will be heavy rain in Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Kallakurichi, Namakkal, Coimbatore, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Myladuthurai, Tirupattur, Ranipet, Vellore, Erode, Namakkal and Karur districts of Tamil Nadu. Heavy rain is also expected in Karaikkal, Puducherry for the next few days, according to the IANS report.
On the contrary, the MeT department said on Sunday that clear to partly cloudy weather is likely during the next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir.
The weather has been dry in the Union Territory for the last 24 hours, IANS reported. “Mainly clear to partly cloudy weather is likely over J&K during the next 24 hours,” a MeT department office said. Srinagar had 8.2, Pahalgam 5.5 and Gulmarg 5 degrees Celsius as minimum temperature.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)