Parts of Delhi received rainfall on January 28. Drizzling was witnessed near Krishi Bhawan area.
According to the weather forecast for today, winds gusting up to 25 kmph are expected in Delhi, which are likely to ameliorate the pollution levels in the national capital.
Delhi on Friday woke up with continuous light rain in some regions which lead to a drop in mercury, bringing the minimum temperature down to 9 degrees Celsius.
Parts of Delhi and adjoining areas to the national capital on Thursday morning witnessed light rains which led a slight dip in the temperature with the air quality recorded under the 'poor' category.
A day after Delhi witnessed a warm winter Sunday, the national capital is expected to receive light rains on Monday, while the air quality plunged to the 'very poor' category as light prevailed in the morning.
Parts of Delhi received scattered rainfall on Monday afternoon. Temperatures in Delhi have been on a rise since the past few days, which has brought a brief respite from the coldwave conditions. However, now the weather department has issued a severe weather alert for Delhi and nearby areas.
The Safdarjung Observatory, figures of which are considered official for the city, recorded 33.5 mm rainfall, the second highest after 70 mm in December 1997, till 5:30 pm.
Several flights were diverted from Delhi's IGI Airport following the heavy downpour. Operations at the airport had to be briefly suspended. Air India and Vistara were among the carriers whose services were affected.
Srinagar and higher reaches of Kashmir received snowfall, while rain lashed other parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the meteorological department said. Snowfall also occurred in some parts of Ladakh, it said.