On Wednesday, light rainfall and fog greeted residents of New Delhi and its neighboring areas but the temperature was slightly higher than yesterday. Nearly 12 trains of Northern Railways were delayed due to dense fog, reports source.
Today, the India Meteorological Department has forecasted a minimum temperature of 14 degrees Celsius and maximum to settle at 24 degrees Celsius. The sky will be cloudy with chances of little rain, reports the weather office.
On Thursday, thunderstorm along with lightning, hailstorm, and gusty winds have been predicted at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, New Delhi, and Punjab. Today and tomorrow, there are chances of heavy rain and snowfall at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, reports weather department.
The centre-run SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting) said that the overall air quality in New Delhi is in the ‘moderate’ category on Wednesday.
It continued that “the air quality is expected to remain in the same category for tomorrow. A fresh western disturbance is approaching the Delhi region while associated strong winds are expected to disperse the pollutants but boundary layer height, which is still low, will counter the positive impact. Hence, air quality will remain in the higher end of ‘moderate’ to lower end of ‘poor’ till February 22.”
On Tuesday, many parts of New Delhi and neighboring areas have witnessed rain and thundershower because of an active western disturbance in Jammu and Kashmir.
As per private weather office, these on and off rains will continue in the northern regions till February 22. There are further chances of hailstorm at some places but the intensity remains on the lower side, it added.