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Delhiites get relief from sultry weather as parts of city receive rains & thundershower, “Extreme rainfall” in UP from July 19

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Good news for Delhiites, As rain brings respite from muggy weather. The weather pattern has changed in Delhi-NCR. It is raining in many areas of Delhi and Noida. The rains have brought relief from the sultry heat. The sky was cloudy since this morning. The Meteorological Department had issued a rain alert today. The Meteorological Department had told that today it will be cloudy and it will rain. Rain was being forecast in Delhi for the last several days, but the clouds used to go away without rain.

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According to IMD, monsoon has become active in Delhi-NCR. There will be light to moderate rain in Delhi for the next few days.

With barely 77.3 mm rainfall between June 1 and July 15, Uttar Pradesh has registered a “large deficient” rainfall as of Friday, but the IMD has warned that it is likely to receive extreme rains from July 19.

The minimum temperature in Delhi on Saturday was recorded at 28.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal. The Meteorological Department said that today the maximum temperature in Delhi is expected to be 38 degree Celsius, it will be generally cloudy and there will be light rain during the day. According to the IMD, there is a possibility of generally cloudy sky and light rain with thundershowers in the national capital in the next few days.

“Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of many places of entire Delhi , NCR ( Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh), Meham, Sonipat, Rohtak, Kharkhoda, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Palwal, Aurangabad, Hodal (Haryana), Pilakhua, Hapur, Gulaoti, Siyana, Sikandrabad, Bulandshahar, Shikarpur, Khurja, Pahasu, Gabhana, Jattari, Khair, Aligarh, Iglas, Sikandra Rao, Raya, Hathras, Jalesar, Sadabad (U.P.) during next 2 hours,” said RWFC, New Delhi in a tweet.

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According to the IMD’s bulletin, the relative humidity was recorded at 72 per cent at 8.30 am. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) data, Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) was recorded in the satisfactory (70) category at around 9 am. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 to 100 satisfactory, 101 to 200 moderate, 201 to 300 poor, 301 to 400 very poor and 401 to 500 severe.

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