Partly cloudy skies but no rain in Delhi: IMD


New Delhi, September 20 (IANS): The sky will remain partly cloudy in Delhi on Monday but with no possibility of rain, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

For Monday, IMD predicted the maximum temperature at 35 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 27 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature on Sunday was 34.0 degrees Celsius, while the low was recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.

Light rain could be seen on Tuesday, IMD said, adding that the nation’s capital could see another wave of moderate downpours on Wednesday.

No rain has been recorded in the nation’s capital over the past two days, even as the southwest monsoon comes to an end for this year.

Until September 20, there had been 15 rainy days in the national capital, which are the maximum rainy days in September since 2011.

In recent years, the maximum precipitation was recorded in September 2018, when the city recorded rainfall for 14 days per month.

Meanwhile, the city’s air quality remained in the “moderate” category with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 157 in Punjabi Bagh at 9 am Monday.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”; 51 and 100 “satisfactory”; 101 and 200 “moderate”; 201 and 300 “poor”; 301 and 400 “very weak”; and 401 and 500 “severe”.

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