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Delhi: May will be the second-coldest on record, and there will be further rain for two more days

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the wet spell is expected to last for two more days due to western disturbances as heavy rain continued to sweep many areas of Delhi on Monday. The temperature was a pleasant 26.1 degrees Celsius, 13 degrees below average for this time of year.

It was also the second consecutive day when the maximum temperature was 10 degrees below average for the summer, when the temperature typically soars throughout the month of May, making it the second lowest day in May in 13 years.

The rains produced waterlogging and traffic problems for Delhiites who had to wade through knee-deep water to reach their destinations in some districts, even if they improved the air quality to the good category with an AQI reading of 86.

Delhi's rainy season in full
The lowest temperature on Monday was 19.6 degrees Celsius, five degrees below average, while Delhi received 14.8 mm of rain, according to the India Meteorological Department.

The maximum temperature dropped to 28.7 degrees Celsius on Sunday due to light showers, which is 10 degrees below season normal and the lowest reading for the whole month since April 4, 2015. There was a wide range in humidity, between 77% and 100%.

On May 20, 2021, the national capital saw 23.8 °C, the coldest May temperature in the previous 13 years, combined with 120 mm of precipitation. The city had a high of 29 degrees Celsius on May 23, 2017.

Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's monument, was inundated by rainwater, and there was waterlogging in and around a number of important areas, including Gandhi Nagar, Bhairon Mandir, Adchini, Lajpat Nagar, Sarai Kale Khan, Mehrauli Badarpur Road, Sadar Bazar, Pul Prahladpur underpass, Rao Tula Ram flyover and Zakhira flyover.

MeT authorities said that the rains are caused by western disturbances and will probably persist for the next two days.

On Tuesday, the weatherman has predicted a generally cloudy sky, light rain or thundershowers, and strong winds. The average maximum and minimum temperatures are predicted to be 27 and 19 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Over Delhi and its neighbouring states, hailstorm activity is very likely to occur in the coming days.

A high temperature of 21.4 degrees Celsius, which is 19 degrees below average, and a minimum temperature of 20 degrees Celsius were recorded at Jafarpur.

In the capital, eight automated weather stations reported maximum temperatures that were at least 15 degrees Celsius below average.

The Lodhi Road, Ridge, and Sports Complex observatories on Monday recorded precipitation totals of 13.3, 21.2, and 16 mm, respectively.

On Tuesday, the air quality is anticipated to stay in the good range; however, on Wednesday and Thursday, it may drop to the moderate range.

Noida (100), Greater Noida (96), and Ghaziabad (74) all had good air quality indices, but the bordering cities of Faridabad (130) and Gurugram (112) had moderate AQI ratings.

An AQI of 0 to 50 is regarded as “good,” 51 to 100 as “satisfactory,” 101 to 200 as “moderate,” 201 to 300 as “poor,” 301 to 400 as “very poor,” and 401 to 500 as “severe.”

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