Delhi-NCR: IMD predicts rain, thunderstorms till February 21

Over the next few days, Delhi and its neighboring districts can expect temperatures ranging between 12-14 degrees Celsius for the minimum and 27-28 degrees Celsius for the maximum.

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Mayank Kasyap
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New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted the likelihood of light to moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms across parts of Delhi NCR from today, February 19, until February 21. Additionally, states such as Haryana, Punjab, and segments of Uttar Pradesh may also experience light rainfall during this period. The anticipated rainfall is expected to be scattered and fairly widespread.

Current weather conditions

As of Monday morning, Delhi experienced partly cloudy skies and misty conditions. The IMD reported that the minimum temperature is expected to settle around 14 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature may reach 28 degrees Celsius. Relative humidity levels stood at 74 percent at 8:30 am, according to the IMD bulletin.

Delhi weather forecast details

Over the next few days, Delhi and its neighboring districts can expect temperatures ranging between 12-14 degrees Celsius for the minimum and 27-28 degrees Celsius for the maximum. The IMD predicts light rainfall persisting until Wednesday, with rain or thundershowers and gusty winds anticipated on Monday night. Tuesday and Wednesday may see generally cloudy skies with moderate rain or drizzle.

Rainfall outlook in surrounding regions

The IMD has also issued forecasts for other regions, including Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, western Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and eastern Uttar Pradesh, where isolated thunderstorms, gusty winds, and lightning are expected during specific periods from February 18-22.

Air quality implications

The anticipated rainfall is expected to positively impact the air quality across Delhi NCR, which was recorded in the 'poor' category on Sunday, with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 269 according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. Improved air quality will provide relief to residents from the prevalent pollution levels.

In conclusion, residents are advised to stay informed about weather updates and take necessary precautions during the expected rainfall and thunderstorm activity in the coming days.