Gurgaon: Some parts of the city received rain on Tuesday afternoon, bringing down the pollution levels. The air quality index () came down from 206 (‘poor’) on Monday to 79 (‘satisfactory’) on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, some parts of the city witnessed overflowing of sewers owing to the rainfall. Met officials told TOI that the rain would continue on Wednesday, bringing mercury down on Thursday and Friday. Officials said western disturbance will affect the region on March 3 and March 4.
“The fresh western disturbance (WD) combined with easterly winds triggered rain across large parts of north western India on Monday,” said Kuldeep Srivastav, head, Regional Weather Forecasting Centre. Officials also told TOI that hailstorms and thunderstorms were expected across the region in the next few days. Officials said minimum temperature was likely to go down to 9°C in the next two days. They added that the weather would improve a little after Wednesday.
“We are expecting temperatures to dip on Wednesday and Thursday, but after that the mercury will rise,” officials said, adding, “Each time a western disturbance arrives, temperatures go up before causing rain again.”
On Sunday, maximum temperatures rose to 21°C in Gurgaon while minimum dropped to 11°C.
The AQI in other cities of NCR was 99 in Greater Noida, 101 in Noida, 90 in Faridabad, and 116 in Delhi.