The national capital Friday recorded its coldest morning of this season with a minimum temperature of 9.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal, according to India Meteorological Department.
Delhi overall continues to be in the poor category. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 9 am stood at 275. Meanwhile, IMD has forecast mainly clear skies throughout the day.
The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 26 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity at 8.30 am was 79 per cent, they said.
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”.
Delhi recorded a minimum temperature 11.3 degrees Celsius on Thursday and the maximum settled at 27.5 degrees, a notch below the normal, the Met office said.
The minimum temperature was the the lowest of the season in Delhi, according to SkymetWeather. The minimum temperature in the metropolis may drop to 10 degrees Celsius in the next two days, it said.
Temperatures are predicted to drop due to winds blowing in from snow-clad mountains in the north. Delhi saw a significant improvement in the air quality over the last three days due to better wind speed and a sharp decline in farm fires in Punjab.
According to data from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Punjab reported 141 farm fires on Tuesday and just four on Monday. A total of 2,467 incidents of stubble burning were reported in the agrarian state on Saturday.
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