New Delhi: The national capital on Friday witnessed light rainfall bringing the mercury down and improving the air quality in the city. Also Read - Delhi Rain News: IMD Forecasts Thundershowers For Capital, Nearby Areas For Next 72 Hours
Notably, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded 1.8 mm rainfall till 5:30 pm. The weather stations at Palam and Najafgarh gauged 3.2 mm and 3 mm precipitation, respectively. Also Read - Heavy Rain Lashes Parts of Delhi-NCR, Brings Much-needed Relief
Till Thursday, Delhi had recorded 103.3 mm rainfall, the highest ever in March. Also Read - After Morning, Rains Lash Delhi-NCR in Evening as Well; Waterlogging in Badarpur
The city recorded a maximum of 27.6 degrees Celsius, which was four notches below normal.
The minimum temperature, however, rose to 19.6 degrees Celsius due to the cloud cover.
Further, the air quality index was recorded in the satisfactory category at 69 for the third consecutive day as a large number of vehicles remained off the roads owing to the lockdown enforced to contain the coronavirus spread.
According to weather experts, pollution levels will oscillate between satisfactory and moderate as local sources of pollution construction, factories, workshops etc will remain shut during the 21-day lockdown.
(With agency inputs)