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In Delhi, the record of rain in January was broken for 32 years, today more rainfall forecast in five states

Delhi received 69.8 mm of rain till 9.30 pm on Saturday, January 22. (file photo)

New Delhi:

Delhi received about 70 mm of rain in January this year (till Saturday, January 22), which is the highest rainfall in the last 32 years in this month. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has given this information. A senior IMD official said that Delhi received 69.8 mm of rain till 9.30 pm on Saturday night. Earlier in January 1989, the national capital had received 79.7 mm of rain, he said.


The IMD said that due to rain in Delhi on Saturday, the maximum temperature fell by seven notches to 14.7 degrees Celsius, which is the lowest maximum temperature of the season so far.

The Safdarjung Observatory had recorded 5 mm of rain till 8 am on Saturday. The IMD said the minimum temperature was 11.5 degrees Celsius, which is four degrees above the average. The department said that due to the Western Disturbance, widespread rainfall is expected in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and North Rajasthan from January 21 to 23.

According to the Meteorological Department, the relative humidity stood at 84 per cent at 5.30 pm. Meteorologists have predicted cloudy sky and light rain on Sunday. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 16 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature around 10 degree Celsius on Sunday.

Despite rain on Saturday, Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the “very poor” category as the 24-hour average air quality index stood at 316 at 4 pm, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board. The Air Quality Index for Faridabad stood at 330, Ghaziabad at 287, Gurgaon at 304 and Noida at 277.

AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, between 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, between 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, between 201 and 300 ‘poor’, between 301 and 400 as ‘very poor’ and 401 and above Between 500 is considered in the ‘severe’ category.

(This news has not been edited by NDTV team. It has been published directly from Syndicate feed.)


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