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Suffering from the heat and dusty winds, residents of Delhi-NCR got some relief late at night. Thunderstorms accompanied by light winds occurred in NCR. However, there is still no hope of relief during the day. After the change of season, daytime pollution has increased significantly. There is a possibility to get relief from the dust sheet on Saturday. Yes, it is expected to rain in a few places during the day today.
AQI 336 was registered in Delhi on Wednesday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). In two days, the pollution level in Delhi has gone from moderate to very bad. Greater Noida remained the most polluted city in NCR for the second consecutive day with an AQI of 339 while Faridabad was the top in NCR with an AQI of 148. The people of Delhi-NCR are unlikely to get a reprieve from the next two days from the pollution. According to Safar, people will not be able to breathe clean air on Thursday either. The air level remains in the severe category with partly cloudy skies.
Shadipur remained the most polluted area
The effect of the dusty winds in Delhi was felt in several areas. The Shadipur Depot area recorded the highest AQI of 409 in the very bad to severe category for the second consecutive day. Wazirpur’s AQI 372, Anand Vihar’s 345 were also included with severe category. ITO’s AQI was 301 and Lodhi Road’s was 287. While Noida’s AQI 324, Ghaziabad’s 317 and Noida’s 324 were registered in poor category.
changing weather patterns
The weather in Delhi-NCR changes every moment. Clouds and cold winds on Wednesday morning, sun during the day and clouds again in the evening, changed the weather pattern. This allowed some relief from the heat for about five days. There was some drizzle in some places last night. The Meteorological Service has a chance of drizzle and dust storm with a speed of 25 kilometers per hour in one or two places on Thursday.
According to the Meteorological Service, the heat wave continued because of the sunshine during the day. As a result, the temperature was registered at 41.1 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal. However, the minimum temperature was 25.4 degrees Celsius, a notch lower than normal. The highest maximum temperature of 43.4 and minimum temperature of 29.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in Delhi sports complex. After this, 43 degrees was measured in Najafgarh and 42.4 degrees in Ridge. Temperatures will be around 40 degrees on Thursday.
According to the department, the effect of the dust cyclone in Rajasthan will be visible in parts of Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab in the next 3 to 4 days. For this reason, there is also a chance of a dust storm on May 18. On May 22 there are clouds and strong winds with a speed of 20-30 km/h. From May 20, the temperature will rise. From May 20 to 23, the temperature will be between 42-43 degrees. An increase in the minimum temperature is also registered. On May 23 there is a chance of rain in one or two places.