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Max temp rises by 2.5°C, showers likely this wk | Gurgaon News – Times of India

GURGAON: The city on Monday received 4mm of rainfall. The daytime temperature, however, rose by 2.6 degrees.
The maximum temperature on Monday was recorded at 31.5 degrees Celsius, compared to Sunday’s 28.9 degrees. The minimum temperature, meanwhile, was 25 degrees Celsius. The humidity level was clocked at 100%.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), light-to-moderate rain with thunderstorms are likely to continue over the region till September 17. “No significant change is expected in the maximum temperature during the next seven days,” an IMD official said.
Further, the air quality index (AQI) on Monday was recorded at 67 – in the ‘satisfactory’ category.
Meanwhile in Delhi, parts of the capital saw light rain and drizzle on Monday afternoon. IMD expects daytime temperature and humidity to increase on Tuesday.
Weather analysts said that parts of Delhi got rain from the excessive moisture feed from parts of UP and a slight rise in the maximum temperature. However, unlike in parts of UP, Delhi is unlikely to record intense rain in the next two days. The weather department said a drizzle in isolated places is likely. The rain intensity in Delhi may increase from September 14 onwards.
On Monday, the maximum temperature was 33.5 degrees Celsius, the season’s normal against 28.3 degrees Celsius a day earlier. The minimum was 23.7 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal against 23.5 degrees Celsius a day earlier.
The humidity oscillated between 97% and 68%.
On Tuesday, the capital may see a further rise in the maximum temperature and a generally cloudy sky. The maximum and minimum temperatures on Tuesday may hover around 35 and 24 degrees Celsius.
After the restrictions for the G20 Summit were lifted, air quality slipped from “good” on Sunday to “satisfactory” on Monday. The AQI remained in the “good” category till 11am on Monday but deteriorated later in the day to reach 53. According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the AQI on Sunday was 45, the cleanest air that residents have breathed so far this year.
CPCB data shows that the 24-hour average PM10 concentration for Delhi-NCR was 30.1 micrograms per cubic metre on Monday at 7am but it rose to 48.1 micrograms per cubic metre at 7pm. Similarly, the 24-hour average PM2.5 concentration increased from 13.7 micrograms per cubic metre at 7am to 19.8 micrograms per cubic metre at 7 pm. The standard for PM10 and PM2.5 is 100 and 60 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively.

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