Rains lashed Delhi, making it pleasant for the people. The weather office has predicted overcast conditions along with the possibility of light-to-moderate rainfall and thundershowers with strong surface winds.

According to private weather forecasting agency Skymet Weather, Safdarjung in Delhi recorded the highest rain in a decade in a 24-hour period in October. Safdarjung recorded 85 mm and Palam 55 mm rain until 05:30 am today. Record is of 172.7 mm on October 1 in 1954.

However, the city is also witnessing a dip in air quality due to stubble burning. Ministry of Earth Sciences’ forecast body SAFAR said the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded as 350, which falls in the ”very poor” category with PM2.5 as the lead pollutant.

Besides Delhi, moderate to heavy rains were predicted for almost all adjoining areas in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

The pleasant weather has taken people living in Delhi-NCR region. Several people took to Twitter to express their surprise.


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