Delhi loses the heat, temperature falls to 23.6 degrees
The minimum temperature recorded for Delhi on Wednesday was 23.6 degree Celsius, and the highest is expected to be 35 degrees Celsius.
New Delhi: On Wednesday, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature that was slightly higher than average at 23.6 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 35 degrees Celsius because of the daytime forecast for partly cloudy skies, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
In the next two to three days, the southwest monsoon will move away from additional areas of west Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat, according to Mahesh Palawat, vice president (meteorology and climate change) of Skymet Weather. Then, he added, it will depart from Delhi-NCR by October 1-2.
The IMD said the line of withdrawal of the southwest monsoon currently passes through Khajuwala, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Naliya. However, a cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a low-pressure area which will move in the northwest direction up to Madhya Pradesh. It is predicted to cause rainfall in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan and some parts of Delhi-NCR between October 3 and October 7, Palawat said.
Delhi witnessed incessant rains from September 21 to September 24 due to an interaction between a cyclonic circulation and a low-pressure system which helped it cover a large rain deficit that had piled up over the preceding one-and-a-half month.
The rainfall recorded at the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s primary weather station, swung from a 49 per cent deficit on September 21 to a surplus of 39 per cent on September 24. The capital has recorded 164.5mm of precipitation against a normal of 121.3 mm in September so far.
On average, the city gauges 125.1 mm of rainfall in September. The incessant rains last week also brought down the overall deficit in the monsoon season.
Delhi’s overall rain deficit in the monsoon season dropped from 35 per cent (till September 22) to 17 per cent by September 25 morning.
The pollution level in Delhi entered the 'severe' category after 4 November, when the AQI was 447. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'
The market unions and CTI mutually decided to keep the retail markets closed on polling day. The high-stakes MCD elections with 250-wards will take place on Sunday and the counting of votes will be held on December 7.
A case under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 304A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code was registered and the offending vehicle has been seized, police said