The winters in the national capital got cooler after the first downpour witnessed in Delhi for residents on the first Sunday of 2019.
The temperature took a dip from the minimum of 5.4 degree Celsius recorded on Saturday.
One of the local residents tweeted
“It’s a wonderful morning in Delhi. Welcome first winter rain so vital for farmers and tackling pollution.”
Traffic remained light on roads where trucks are usually seen moving in the morning, while early morning shops outside offices remained shut.
The air quality in Delhi fell to the severe category on Saturday after a slight improvement on Friday. Officials had predicted that sufficient rain would bring down the pollution levels in the city.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) official had forecast on Saturday delineated,
“During the day, a partly cloudy sky can be seen with gusty winds, which is likely to lead to light rains or thundershower later in the day.”