Light rain continued in the Capital on Saturday as an overcast sky kept the minimum temperature seven notches above average making for a pleasant morning. More rain is expected on Sunday and fog is likely to return, the MeT department said.
The maximum temperature on Saturday was 16.8 degrees Celsius, four notches below average while the minimum was 13.8 degrees C, seven notches above average. Gurgaon and Narela recorded highs of 15.1 and 14.8 degrees Celsius respectively. The day’s maximum humidity was recorded at 98%.
Safdarjung observatory has recorded 7mm rainfall in the city in the past 12 hours, till 8.30am. Palam received 5.5 mm of rain while centres at Ridge and Ayanagar received 8.7mm and 4.3mm rainfall respectively.
There was shallow fog on Saturday and visibility fell to 100 meters early morning, which delayed train movement while no flight was cancelled or diverted. Northern Railways said 30 trains coming to the city were delayed while 12 were rescheduled and four cancelled.
Dense fog is expected to return to the city today. “There will be moderate to dense fog Sunday morning. However, a partly cloudy sky will become mainly clear from morning onward. Very light rain or thundershowers may occur till night,” a MeT official said.
Sunday is likely to be warmer with a maximum of around 17 degrees C but the minimum is expected to dip to around 10 degrees C with the skies clearing up.
Parts of north India, including Punjab and Haryana, have got some relief from the cold wave due to the rain that has reduced the gap between minimum and maximum temperatures.
(With inputs from agencies)