Expect rain on March 19, 20; mercury to rise to 26 degree celsius in next few days: IMD
The day temperature on Saturday rose minimally to 25.5 degrees Celsius from 25.1 degrees Celsius on Friday. According to the IMD, the maximum temperature will reach 26 degrees Celsius over the next three or four days.Updated: Mar 17, 2019 03:43 IST
After light showers on Thursday, the city can expect another spell of rain on March 19 and 20, according to officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
“A fresh, feeble western disturbance is likely to cause rain at many places over the western Himalayan region, parts of Punjab and Haryana and the national capital region,” Kuldeep Srivastava, senior scientist at the IMD, said. The number and intensity of western disturbances is expected to decrease over the coming days, he added.
Meanwhile, the day temperature on Saturday rose minimally to 25.5 degrees Celsius from 25.1 degrees Celsius on Friday. According to the IMD, the maximum temperature will reach 26 degrees Celsius over the next three or four days.
Monday and Tuesday are expected to see clear skies becoming partly cloudy towards the evening.
The minimum temperature on Saturday rose by a degree and a half from Friday’s minimum temperature to touch 12.5 degrees Celsius. Both the minimum and the maximum temperatures were three degrees below the normal temperature for this time of the year. According to the IMD, the minimum temperature is expected to rise to 14 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
The level of humidity was at 47% at 5.30 pm on Saturday.
The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) value of 121 (‘moderate’) on Saturday, as per the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) air quality monitor at Vikas Sadan in Sector 11. The quality of air on Saturday in Gurugram was worse than on Friday though, when the AQI was recorded at of 98 (‘satisfactory’).
According to air quality experts, the rise in AQI on Saturday was a result of unfavourable meteorological conditions such as low wind speed. The IMD’s Palam observatory recorded a wind speed of 11kmph at 5:30pm on Saturday, whereas on Friday, the wind speed at the same time was 21kmph.
First Published: Mar 17, 2019 03:43 IST