More rain likely over the next 48 hours in Gurgaon, but pollution remains high
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said the city will continue to receive rain for the next two days because of a low pressure in the southern and eastern areas of the country.Updated: Jun 03, 2017 07:36 IST
The sudden shower for about 30 minutes on Wednesday brought the temperature down in the city . The minimum temperature was recorded 26.4 degrees Celsius while the maximum was 35.5 degrees.
Residents got some relief from the heat that has been dogging them for most of last month. The sky remained overcast throughout the day on Wednesday and lightning was reported from some parts.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said the city will continue to receive rain for the next two days because of a low pressure in the southern and eastern areas of the country.
Residents can look forward to waking up to a pleasant Thursday and the wind from the Himalayas is expected to lower the temperature. “As the monsoon has already hit the southern parts of the country, its effect can also be felt in the Delhi-NCR,” an official at the IMD said.
In the next 48 hours, rainfall is expected in most parts of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab.
The minimum and maximum temperature will see a dip by three degrees Celsius the next couple of days, the Met department said. There is also the possibility of rain or thunderstorm in isolated areas of the city.
Even after rain, the pollution showed no signs of abating with the reading for particulate matter (PM)2.5 remaining at 352 µg/m³ against the permissible limit of 60 µg/m³.
“Various development projects in the city is keeping the air polluted. We have been taking measures to lower the pollutants in the city,” said JB Sharma, regional officer, Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Gurgaon.
First Published: May 31, 2017 21:37 IST