Light rain in Gurugram, minimum temperature touches 12.5°C
Met officials said another western disturbance would affect north-west parts of the country, starting Wednesday and would last till Thursday. They said this would lead to thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds over Haryana and NCR on Wednesday and Thursday.Updated: Mar 12, 2019 04:15 IST
Residents witnessed a sudden change of weather on Monday evening after light rain hit the city due to an active western disturbance over the western Himalayan region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Met department officials said another western disturbance would affect north-west parts of the country, starting Wednesday and would last till Thursday. They said this would lead to a thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds over Haryana and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday and Thursday.
“The intensity of rains is expected to reduce significantly on Friday,” an IMD spokesperson said, adding that the coming western disturbance would be the 17th of the season, which usually sees an average of five to six every year.
Meanwhile, the day temperature on Monday rose by more than two notches to touch 27.6 degrees Celsius. According to the IMD, the day temperature on Tuesday will rise to 28 degrees Celsius. Tuesday is likely to see a partially cloudy sky.
The minimum temperature too rose to 12.5 degrees Celsius on Monday from 11 degrees Celsius on Sunday. However, the night temperature is expected to fall to 10 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the IMD said.
High-speed winds were also recorded during the day on Monday. The wind speed recorded at 5.30pm by the Palam Observatory was 19km per hour.
On Monday, the city recorded an air quality index (AQI) value of 159 (moderate) , as per the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) AQI monitor at Vikas Sadan in Sector 11. The AQI on Sunday was recorded at 77 (satisfactory).
According to experts, Sunday mostly records a better AQI due to the absence of vehicles on roads. However, they said the high wind speed on Monday succeeded in clearing up most pollutants in the atmosphere. The level of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 was recorded at 66.18ug/m3.