Delhi to witness light rain, thundershowers today


NEW DELHI: Delhiites woke up to a cloudy morning on Wednesday, with the weatherman predicting a possibility of light rain and thundershowers in the national capital later in the day.

According to a MeT department official, the minimum temperature rose to settle at 15 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature is likely to hover at 25 degrees and the humidity was recorded at 85 per cent at 8.30 am.

The maximum and the minimum temperatures on Tuesday were at 27.4 degrees Celsius and 12.8 degrees Celsius, respectively.

"The skies will be partly cloudy and there is a likelihood of light rains and thundershowers towards evening and night”, the meteorological department said.

“Under the influence of fresh western Disturbance, scattered to fairly widespread rain would occur over Western Himalayan Region and isolated over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and North Rajasthan ”, they added.

People residing in Delhi and National capital are reeling under the impact of breathing polluted air due to vehicular pollution, crop residue burning and climate change. They are using mask and scarves to cover their nose from the cocktail of dust and smog.

The medical practitioners across the city have advised people, who are suffering from breathing difficulties to avoid outside activities and recommended to use the mask.

If anybody experienced unusual coughing, chest discomfort, wheezing or fatigue, then consult the doctor.

They also advised that to drink enough water to avoid dehydration and have fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain antioxidant to boost immunity.


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