New Delhi: Delhi-NCR on Saturday woke up to light rains in the area, which is now expected to push the temperature further below the mercury. “Light intensity rain would occur over South-Delhi, South-west Delhi, Dwarka, IGI Airport, Chandpur, Bijnor, Nazibabad and Saharanpur during next 2 hours,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said in a warning earlier. Also Read - Tragedy on Delhi-Jaipur Highway: Bus Overturns Near Neemrana, Injured Rushed to Hospital
Generally, rains on a winter day in Delhi-NCR are suggestive of temperature dip in upper terrains of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Also Read - 4 Flights to/From Delhi Airport Delayed, 1 Cancelled Due to Dense Fog & Zero Visibility
“It will generally be cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle’ today in the national capital, with a minimum temperature of 11°C & a maximum temperature of 26°C,” the IMD’s current forecast said. Also Read - Dense Fog Engulfs Delhi-NCR; Trains, Flight Operations Likely to be Affected
On Friday, the minimum and maximum temperatures in Delhi settled at 11.3 degrees Celsius and 25.8 degree Celsius, respectively. Westerly-northwesterly winds blow from snow-laden western Himalayas towards the plains.
An increase in the moisture content in the air due to the rain is likely to result in “moderate to dense” fog in the national capital over the next two-three days, the official said.
Delhi’s air quality, which was recorded in the ”very poor” category on Saturday morning, is also likely to improve significantly due to stronger winds and rain.