Heavy rains lash Delhi, hailstorm predicted in evening

Heavy rains lashed parts of the national capital on Tuesday morning following which humidity levels shot up to 100 per cent even as the weatherman has predicted hailstorm in various parts towards the evening.

“The minimum temperature recorded at 8.30 am was 10.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while the humidity level was 100 per cent,” a MeT official said.

While the Safdarjung observatory recorded 5.7 mm rainfall, the Palam observatory received 4.4 mm rainfall. The reading at Lodhi Road, Aya Nagar and Ridge Area observatory was 6.3, 5.4 and 3 mm respectively.

The weatherman has predicted thunderstorm and hailstorm in parts of Delhi towards the evening.

The air quality recorded at 9:34 am for Delhi was 280, Faridabad was 279, Ghaziabad was 316, Greater Noida was 312, Gurugram was 214 and Noida was 316.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered ‘good’, 51-100 ‘satisfactory’, 101-200 ‘moderate’, 201-300 ‘poor’, 301-400 ‘very poor’ and 401-500 ‘severe’. a