Delhi air quality ‘poor’; minimum temp at 8.4 deg C

The weatherman has forecast mainly clear sky for the day with the maximum temperature likely to settle at 28 degrees Celsius.

Min temp 8.9 degrees Celsius in Delhi, AQI improves to 'moderate'

Delhi saw an intense cold wave spell from January 5 to January 9, the second longest in the month in a decade, according to IMD data.

Delhi’s air quality showed a visible improvement on Monday morning to settle in the “poor” category, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 8.4 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.

The air quality index at 9.10 am read 238, according to the Sameer application.

The weatherman has forecast mainly clear sky for the day with the maximum temperature likely to settle at 28 degrees Celsius.

On Sunday, the air quality in Delhi was also recorded in the ‘poor’ category even as the maximum temperature settled at 28.4 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal, the India Meteorological Department said.

The 24-hour average air quality index was recorded at 306, according to the Central Pollution Control Board. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’. The minimum temperature settled at 8.8 degrees Celsius, the IMD said. The relative humidity oscillated between 97 per cent and 41 per cent, they said.

The weatherman has predicted mainly clear skies with mist and shallow fog on Monday morning with the maximum and minimum temperatures expected to hover around 28 and 9 degrees Celsius, respectively.

On Saturday, the maximum temperature in Delhi settled at 27.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal, while the minimum temperature settled at 8.3 degrees Celsius, a notch below the average temperature.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”.

(With PTI inputs)

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