Delhiites witness sunny, pleasant Sunday

Delhiites witness sunny, pleasant Sunday
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New Delhi: Delhiites experienced a pleasant Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at 27.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 14.4 degrees Celsius-- two degrees above normal for this time of the season while the humidity levels oscillated between 100 and 58 per cent.

The weather department has forecast mainly clear sky and shallow fog in the morning on Monday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 28 and 13 degrees Celsius respectively.

Heavy rains lashed the region including the national capital overnight. The weatherman said the Safdarjung Observatory recorded 18.6 mm rainfall till 8:30 am while the weather stations at Palam and Lodhi Road gauged 15.4 mm and 19 mm precipitation respectively.

According to IMD, the rainfall occurred due to a western disturbance caused by a cyclonic storm that originates in the mediterranean region and brings sudden winter rain to northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent.

Next active western disturbance likely to effect northwest India between March 4 and March 6.

Rains and thunderstorm accompanied by gusty wind and hailstorm is very likely to occur over Delhi-NCR between the evening of March 5 and 6, the IMD said.

Meanwhile, the air quality of the national capital was 90 at 10 am, which comes under satisfactory category.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.