Most parts of Delhi recorded light to moderate rainfall early Saturday morning, with isolated heavy rainfall in some parts.
Very light rain is expected in Delhi on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday as well, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast.
The Safdarjung weather station, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded 12.8 mm of rainfall from 2.30 am to 8.30 am on Saturday, followed by around 0.3 mm during the day. The observatory at Palam recorded a higher amount of 43.7 mm in the early hours of Saturday, while Jafarpur recorded 103 mm and Najafgarh 69 mm.
Delhi remained muggy on Saturday, with the maximum temperature settling at around 35.6 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature early on Saturday was around 25.4 degrees Celsius. Over the next six days, the maximum temperature is likely to range from 35 to 37 degrees Celsius, going by the IMD forecast.
So far this month, the Safdarjung observatory has recorded a deficit in rainfall — 84.5 mm against a normal of 145.9 mm till August 19. The city had recorded an excess of 83% in rainfall in July. For the monsoon season so far, Safdarjung has recorded 570.8 mm of rainfall, 33% above the normal of 429.7 mm till August 19.
According to Central Pollution Control Board data, the Air Quality Index (AQI) stood in the ‘moderate’ category with a reading of 118 at 6 pm.