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Delhi weather today LIVE updates: As rains lash NCR, AQI falls to ‘moderate’

Delhi Weather Forecast Today, Delhi Rains: The IMD has predicted that Delhi will witness cloudy skies with moderate rain through the day, with the possibility of gusty winds and even hailstorms.

Delhi weather today: As rains lash NCR, AQI falls to 'moderate'
Delhi rains LIVE updates: NCR witnessed heavy rains, isolated thunderstorms, gusty wind and even hailstorms on Tuesday morning. (Express Photo: Abhinav Saha)

Delhi Weather Forecast Today: The rains, isolated thunderstorms and wind in Delhi has brought the air quality down to ‘moderate’ on Tuesday, while Faridabad, Gurugram and Noida are witnessing ‘unhealthy’ levels.

Anand Vihar recorded an AQI of 78, Ghaziabad was 78, Greater Noida was 74, Shri Aurobindo Marg was 89, Vikas Sadan in Gurugram was 73 and Noida was 140. The area around the US Embassy recorded an AQI of 42 which falls in the ‘good’ category. An AQI between 0-50 is ‘good’, 51-100 ‘moderate’ and 101-150 ‘unhealthy’.

The IMD has predicted that the national capital region (NCR) will see cloudy skies with moderate rain through the day, with the possibility of gusty winds and even hailstorms. The temperature at 8.00 am was 14 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to touch 20 degrees Celsius.

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Light rain would occur over Prayagraj tonight: IMD

Apart from Delhi, the weather will become mainly cloudy from 22 January. Light rain would occur over Prayagraj during the night of 22-23 Jan. Moderate rain/thundershowers with strong surface winds would also occur on 25 January, said the IMD. It also said, "Widespread rainfall/snowfall along with heavy to very falls would occur over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand during 21-22 January."

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Delhi NCR is expected to witness these weather conditions through the week, including on January 26 (Republic Day). (Express photo by Gajendra Yadav)

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Higher wind speed, rain two favourable factors for dispersion of pollutants: IMD

Delhi’s rainfall deficit in the post-monsoon season is close to 80 per cent, IMD officials said, adding that rain during the week will help meet this shortfall. According to SAFAR, the air quality too is expected to improve over the next three days, with the concentration of pollutants dropping to a lower range in the ‘very poor’ category on Tuesday and improving to ‘poor’ on Wednesday. Higher wind speed and rain are two favourable factors for dispersion of pollutants.

Delhi: Expect more rain and cleaner air in days ahead

Rain lashed Delhi-NCR on  Monday as well. heavy pouring and wind helped improve national Capital’s air quality, with officials saying the weather condition is expected to remain the same for the rest of the week, including Republic Day on January 26. The air quality, which was ‘severe’ on Sunday, improved to ‘very poor’ on Monday. The minimum temperature was 11.5 degrees Celsius while the maximum was 22.6 degrees Celsius on Monday. Read More

(Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

What is Delhi's Air Quality Index after rains today?

Coming to the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi today, Anand Vihar recorded an AQI of 78, Ghaziabad was 78, Greater Noida was 74, Shri Aurobindo Marg was 89, Vikas Sadan in Gurugram was 73 and Noida was 140. The area around the US Embassy recorded an AQI of 42 which falls in the 'good' category. An AQI between 0-50 is 'good', 51-100 'moderate' and 101-150 'unhealthy'.

Maximum temperature to touch 20 degrees Celsius today

Today, the temperature at 8.00 am was 14 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to touch 20 degrees Celsius.

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IMD predicts cloudy skies with moderate rain in Delhi-NCR today

The IMD has predicted that the national capital region (NCR) will see cloudy skies with moderate rain through the day, with the possibility of gusty winds and even hailstorms.

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Delhi weather LIVE updates: Rain lashes Delhi-NCR Tuesday morning. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)

Delhi Weather Forecast Today: At least 15 trains were delayed on Tuesday morning as fog caused low visibility, according to news agency ANI. Delhi NCR is expected to witness these weather conditions through the week, including on January 26 (Republic Day). On Monday, the minimum temperature was 11.5 degrees Celsius while the maximum was 22.6 degrees Celsius.