Parts of Noida, Indirapuram, south Delhi, and east Delhi experienced rain accompanied by thunder and lightning.

On Monday, gusty winds, along with rain, swept through various areas of the national capital, creating a pleasant atmosphere.

The windy conditions on the day led to a drop in the temperature to 30.5 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees lower than the season’s average.

Rainfall, accompanied by thunder and lightning, was observed in regions including Noida, Indirapuram, south Delhi, and east Delhi.

Mahesh Palawat, the vice president of meteorology and climate change at Skymet Weather, shared a post on X, mentioning, “Heavy thunder and rain clouds moving across Delhi and NCR from west to east. Intense rain and hail storms are possible. Take care.”

In another post, he noted that the combination of light rain and cool winds had caused a significant decrease in Delhi’s maximum temperature by 5 degrees. It went from 36.5 to 30.5 degrees Celsius within the last 24 hours. Palawat also indicated the likelihood of a drop in the minimum temperature.

The day brought a slight chill to the air. The Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 195 at 9 am but later deteriorated to the “poor” category, with the 24-hour AQI recorded at 207 by 4 pm. However, by 7 pm, there was a slight improvement as the AQI settled in the “moderate” category, with a reading of 200.

The AQI categories range from “good” (0-50) to “severe plus” (above 500). The air quality is expected to remain in the “moderate” category on Tuesday but deteriorate to “poor” on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

The IMD’s weather forecast for Tuesday includes a generally cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain or thundershowers.

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