Delhi and Noida experience heavy rain, more showers expected this weekend per IMD.

The latest weather update for Delhi reports that the meteorological department has predicted the occurrence of thunderstorms accompanied by “light to moderate intensity rain” across various areas within the city. On Saturday morning, heavy rainfall was experienced in several parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region, including Noida. This downpour brought a welcome relief from the sweltering and humid conditions that had prevailed over the past few days.The Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) located in New Delhi provided details about the expected weather patterns. According to their forecast, thunderstorms with varying levels of rain intensity, ranging from light to moderate, along with pockets of heavy intensity rain, were anticipated to affect isolated locations. Additionally, gusty winds with speeds ranging between 30 to 50 km/hour were also projected in areas adjacent to and including many parts of Delhi, such as Kanjhawala, Delhi University, and Punjabi Bagh.Earlier, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had already foreseen the occurrence of thundershowers on Saturday, which were anticipated to gradually transition into a lighter drizzle as the weekend progressed.Visual evidence captured and shared by the news agency ANI depicted the sudden onset of rain on Saturday morning, which significantly soaked the recently renovated Central Vista Avenue, now known as Kartavya Path.The prevailing wind patterns were described by the IMD, indicating that the dominant surface wind direction would likely originate from the West of Delhi. These winds were estimated to have a speed of 12-20 kmph. Accompanying this atmospheric condition, the sky was expected to remain cloudy, and there was a possibility of intermittent drizzles.Simultaneously, the air quality index (AQI) of Delhi’s Anand Vihar area was reported to be within the “very poor” category at 5 am on Saturday. However, the overall AQI for Delhi was projected to reach a “satisfactory” level over the weekend.In terms of air quality, Delhi’s condition had been categorized as “moderate,” with an average AQI reading of 148 at 10 am on Friday and a value of 131 at 4 pm on Thursday. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) employs a classification system that designates AQI levels as follows: ‘good’ for an AQI between 0-50, ‘satisfactory’ for an AQI between 51 and 100, ‘moderate’ for an AQI between 101 and 200, ‘poor’ for an AQI between 201 and 300, ‘very poor’ for an AQI between 301 and 400, and ‘severe’ for an AQI exceeding 400.

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