Rain continue to lash Delhi-NCR region; Air quality reaches to ‘satisfactory’ level

New Delhi: Most parts of North India, including the national capital and NCR, are experiencing monsoon-like rains inthe month of January.
Intermittent rain continues in Delhi and its adjoining areas for the second consecutive day on Sunday.
The minimum temperature in Delhi on Sunday was recorded 13.8 degree Celsius, 7 notches above the normal. The maximum temperature would be settled around 18 degree Celsius, as per IMD.
The weather agency said the similar weather is likely to prevail in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Haryana for one or two days.
In its weather bulletin the IMD agency said, “Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain with few spells of heavy intensity rain would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and NCR ( Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida.
“Light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Karnal, Safidon, Panipat, Gannaur, Sonipat (Haryana) Saharanpur, Gangoh, Shamli, Kandhla,Baraut (U.P.) during the next 2 hours” it said.
The winter rainfall is happening due to the western disturbance that lies over central Pakistan and nearby areas.
The IMD said the “cyclonic circulation that lies over southwest Rajasthan and adjoining south Pakistan at lower tropospheric levels and the high moisture feeding from Arabian Sea over northwest and adjoining central India in lower and middle tropospheric levels will be the reason behind the rainfall. Due to this, the rains in these regions would continue for the next 2-3 days.
The Safdarjung weather observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, has recorded 49.8 mm of rainfall so far this month. In the last 24 hours, ending 0830 hours Delhi recorded 040.6 mm rainfall.
Meanwhile, the air quality of Delhi has improved from ‘moderate’ category to ‘satisfactory’ on Sunday with the Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 90.
The air quality of Noida remains in the ‘moderate’ category with the AQI at 119. However, the air quality of Gurugram improved to the ‘satisfactory’ category with the AQI at 81.
As per the government agencies, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and

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