Delhi Likely To Receive Rain Over The Weekend

The air quality index of the national capital remained in the moderate category on Friday. It was recorded at 189 at 9.05 am.

Delhi Likely To Receive Rain Over The Weekend

The IMD has issued a green alert for Saturday and a yellow alert for Sunday. (File)

New Delhi:

Delhi is likely to receive light rain over the weekend, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The weatherman has forecast partly cloudy sky with the possibility of very light rain or drizzle towards Saturday night.

Delhiites woke up to a pleasant Friday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 17.7 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 33.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season''s average.

Humidity levels oscillated between 85 per cent and 42 per cent.

The IMD has issued a green alert for Saturday and a yellow alert for Sunday.

The IMD uses four colour codes: Green means all is well; yellow indicates severely bad weather. It also suggests that the weather could change for the worse, causing disruption in day-to-day activities.

Orange alert is issued as a warning for extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in commute with road and drain closures and interruption of power supply. Red is when extremely bad weather conditions are certainly going to disrupt travel and power and have significant risk to life.

The air quality index (AQI) of the national capital remained in the moderate category on Friday. It was recorded at 189 at 9.05 am and improved to 135 by 4 pm.

The AQI of Noida and Gurgaon was recorded at 211 and 182 respectively in the morning.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered ''good'', 51 and 100 ''satisfactory'', 101 and 200 ''moderate'', 201 and 300 ''poor'', 301 and 400 ''very poor'', and 401 and 500 ''severe''.

Delhi recorded a high of 32.4 degrees Celsius and a low of 16 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

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