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High humidity levels as rain continues to evade most part of Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

High humidity gave a hard time to Delhiites on Thursday as rains continued to evade most parts of the city.

The national capital recorded a high of 36.4 degrees Celsius, two notches more than normal, and a low of 28.3 degrees Celsius. The humidity levels shot up to 91 per cent during the day.

Mahesh Palawat of Skymet said west Delhi witnessed a short spell of rains due to high humidity. Patchy showers are likely for the next two to three days.

No system is active in the region. Therefore, possibility of good, widespread rains is bleak, he said.

Rains are expected on September 9 and 10, which could possibly be the last showers before the monsoon starts to retreat, Palawat said.

The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Forecasting And Research recorded the city's overall air quality in the "satisfactory" category, with an air quality index (AQI) of 85.

An AQI between 0 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".

Easterlies, which are relatively moist and clean, are blowing in the region and the wind speed has increased. As a result, a sharp improvement in air quality is visible, it said.

As only scattered rain is predicted in Delhi for the next two days, no drastic improvement is expected in AQI. Air quality is predicted to remain in the "satisfactory" category for the next two days, it said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 05 2019. 20:20 IST
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