Heavy pours started in the early morning of Saturday in the national capital and many areas around it. The prediction of heavy rain in the city and nearby areas is made by India Meteorological Department (IMD). Waterlogging situation has occurred due to the heavy rains that started from mid night.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), thunderstorms and ‘high-intensity rainfall would continue today across Delhi and NCR, including Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, and Karnal, Panipat, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Kosali, Rewari, Bawal, Nuh (Haryana).
“Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and Delhi NCR (Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, Ballabhgarh) Karnal, Panipat, Gannaur, Sonipat, Kharkhoda, Jhajjar, Sohana, Palwal, Nuh (Haryana) Baraut, Bagpat (UP) and Tizara (Rajasthan),” tweeted India Meteorological Department. Prediction of cloudy sky has been made by the Weather Department till January 9. However, due to the rainfall, the air quality improved to ‘poor’ from ‘very poor’ category.
System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research, a central forecasting body, said, “Prevailing weather with drizzle/rain spells are causing effective wet deposition, improving AQI. On January 8, it is likely to rain with high wind speeds, leading to further improvement of AQI to ‘satisfactory’ or ‘good’ due to wet deposition and strong dispersion.”