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Delhi weather update: Rain, thunderstorm in NCR bring respite from scorching heat | VIDEO

Delhi weather updates: National capital is experiencing moderate to severe thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds, reaching speeds of 70-80 kilometres per hour, the Met office said.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Updated on: May 30, 2023 20:54 IST
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Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). Delhi-NCR rain: Thunderstorm, showers hit Delhi-NCR; maximum temperature settles five notches below average

Delhi weather update: Thunderstorms accompanied by rain hit Delhi today (May 30) with gusty winds blowing across the national capital sending pedestrians running for cover and affecting vehicular movement. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the maximum temperature settled at 35.9 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal.

Delhi is experiencing moderate to severe thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds, reaching speeds of 70-80 kilometres per hour, the Met office said.

The storm is likely to continue for the next hour, it added. As gusty winds blew across the city, many pedestrians rushed for shelter as it began to rain while vehicular movement was also affected.

The relative humidity oscillated between 48 per cent and 91 per cent.

Delhiites had woken up to a pleasant morning on Tuesday with the minimum temperature settling at 20.7 degrees Celsius, six notches below normal.

The city recorded 1.2 mm of rainfall during the 24 hours that ended at 8.30 am on Tuesday.

The weather office has forecast partly cloudy skies with light rain and thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds on Wednesday. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 35 degrees Celsius.

The 24-hour Air Quality Index (AQI) was in the 'moderate' category with a reading of 115 at 7 pm. 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 poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.

(With agencies inputs) 

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