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Business News/ News / Delhi gets cooler; temperature plunges four notches below season's average

Delhi gets cooler; temperature plunges four notches below season's average

Delhi experiences an extraordinary weather phenomenon as the minimum temperature drops to 22.7°C, which is four notches below the season's average.

Delhi's temperature drops four notches below season's average (Rahul Singh)Premium
Delhi's temperature drops four notches below season's average (Rahul Singh)

The capital city of Delhi recorded minimum temperature of 22.7 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), is a significant drop of four notches below the season's average for this time of year. The Press Trust of India took to Twitter to announce the extraordinary weather phenomenon.

Delhi is accustomed to hot conditions during this season. However, June 3 is expected to be partly cloudy, with the maximum temperature likely to reach 37 degrees Celsius.

At 8:30 am, the relative humidity in Delhi was measured at 67 percent. In terms of air quality, the city's Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 115 at 9 am, categorizing it as "moderate", as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The AQI scale ranges from zero to 500, where values between zero and 50 indicate "good" air quality, 51 to 100 are considered "satisfactory," 101 to 200 fall into the "moderate" category, 201 to 300 are labelled as "poor," 301 to 400 as "very poor," and values from 401 to 500 are considered "severe."

Delhi recorded its coolest May in the past 36 years. With a mean maximum temperature of 39.5 degrees Celsius, May saw 111 mm of rainfall, which is 262 percent more than the long-term average. This makes it the fourth-highest rainfall in May, with the excess rainfall and below-normal temperatures are attributed to higher-than-usual western disturbances.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Updated: 03 Jun 2023, 12:40 PM IST
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