The India Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert, anticipating light rain accompanied by strong winds in various parts of Delhi-NCR on Friday evening. The weather alert comes as parts of the country continue to experience heatwave conditions, although Delhi has seen fluctuating temperatures that have kept the mercury below 40 degrees Celsius.

Key Highlights:

  • Yellow Alert Activation: The weather department has activated a yellow alert in anticipation of light rain and strong winds due to affect Delhi-NCR on Friday evening.
  • Current Temperature Trends:
    • Maximum Temperature: Recorded at 39.4 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung Observatory, which is two degrees above normal.
    • Minimum Temperature: Dropped to 20 degrees Celsius, three degrees below the usual for this time of year.
    • Highest Recorded Temperature: Ridge weather station marked the highest temperature at 40.6 degrees Celsius.
  • Wind and Rain Forecast: While the day is expected to remain hot, the evening may bring relief with potential light rainfall and gusty winds across several areas.
  • Air Quality Concerns:
    • Current Air Quality Index (AQI): Stood at 199, categorized as ‘Moderate’.
    • Dust Particles: An increase in airborne dust particles has contributed to a slight rise in pollution levels across the capital.

Additional Notes:

  • Vehicle Washing Ban: In response to the environmental conditions, restrictions have been placed on vehicle washing to prevent further deterioration of air quality.

Residents and commuters in the Delhi-NCR region are advised to stay updated on weather conditions and plan their activities accordingly, especially during the late afternoon and evening hours when changes are expected. The meteorological department continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as necessary.

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