New Delhi: Overcast skies took over Thursday evening in Delhi as rains lashed parts of the national capital accompanied with gusty winds and thunderstorms. Light to moderate rainfall is likely to continue or the next hour. Also Read - Relief From Blistering Heat: Dust And Thunderstorm Likely Over Several Parts of North India on May 29-30, Says IMD

Earlier today, Delhi recorded a minimum of 14.4 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 27 degrees Celsius, around two notches less than that on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Also Read - Stay Indoors From 1 PM to 5 PM: IMD Issues 'Red Alert' For Several Other Parts of North India

A favourable wind speed reaching 30-40 kilometres per hour helped improve the overall air quality to the ‘satisfactory’ category as AQI stood at 79 at 4 PM. This is almost after three months that the air quality has improved to such levels. Last week, after receiving light showers, the air index had dropped down to 113 in the “moderate” category. Also Read - Cyclone Amphan: IMD Gave Accurate Forecast, NDRF to Continue Services in Odisha, West Bengal

The Met department said moderate rains are expected on Friday, along with hailstorm or squall with winds gusting up to 40-50 kmph.

With PTI inputs