Heavy rains pummeling the national capital and surrounding areas on Friday and Saturday night. The India Meteorological Department forecasted that mild to moderate rain will continue for the next two hours.
“Light to moderate intensity rain will fall over and bordering regions of whole Delhi & NCR (Ballabhgarh, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, Tizara, Alwar (Rajasthan) for the next 2 hours (issued at 7 a.m.),” IMD tweeted.
At approximately 5 a.m., the weather service projected thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain across the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) and surrounding regions.
The areas affected by severe rain include Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, and Ballabhgarh, as well as Karnal, Panipat, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Kosali, Rewari, Bawal, Nuh (Haryana), Shamli, Kandhla, Baraut, Bagpat (Uttar Pradesh), and Bhiwari (Rajasthan).
Light to heavy rainfall/thunderstorms are expected to persist over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Rajasthan over the next 24 hours, then diminish.
Meanwhile, the national capital’s air quality improved to ‘bad’ from ‘very poor’ on Friday, a day after the city received intermittent rain, with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 273, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).