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Heavy rain lashes Delhi, Noida; more showers likely today, Deets inside
Kalkaji, Tughlakabad, and Deramandi in Delhi, as well as Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, and Ghaziabad saw moderate-intensity rainfall.
The Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) experienced wet weather on a Saturday, as forecasted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Several areas within Delhi and its neighboring regions received moderate-intensity rainfall along with winds blowing at speeds ranging from 20 to 40 kilometers per hour. Some of the areas affected included Kalkaji, Tughlakabad, and Deramandi in Delhi, as well as Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, and Ghaziabad.
IMD's New Delhi center had earlier issued a tweet predicting thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain and winds in and around various places, including Delhi, NCR, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan.
The weather office had previously forecasted a cloudy sky with light to moderate rainfall for the day, along with gusty winds. The expected maximum and minimum temperatures in the Delhi-NCR region were 33 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius, respectively.
On Saturday morning, Delhi residents woke up to cloudy weather, and the minimum temperature in the national capital was reported to be 26.9 degrees Celsius, which was two notches higher than the typical seasonal average. In the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 am, Delhi received 0.6 mm of rainfall, and the relative humidity at that time was 85 percent.
The skies remained cloudy throughout the morning in line with the IMD's predictions, with light showers occurring in some parts of the city. The maximum temperature for the day was expected to reach 35 degrees Celsius, and as of 9 am, Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 73.