The national capital recorded its coldest November morning in the last two years on Friday with a minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees Celsius, four notches below the normal, according to India Meteorological Department.
The weather office has predicted a partly cloudy sky throughout the day while the maximum temperature is expected to settle at 27 degrees Celsius.
Friday’s minimum temperature is the lowest in the month since November 23, 2020, when the city recorded a low of 6.2 degrees Celsius.
Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 273 at 9 am. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.
The air quality is not predicted to deteriorate significantly in the coming days, according to the IMD.
Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the ‘poor’ category on Thursday as the maximum temperature settled at 27.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, the India Meteorological Department said. The minimum temperature settled at 8.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, according to the IMD bulletin.
According to the data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the 24-hour average Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 213 (poor) on Thursday.
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’.
On Wednesday, the IMD had said that the air quality is predicted to deteriorate to very poor quality by Friday due to a likely drop in wind speed. The IMD said the capital recorded a minimum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius — three notches below normal.
(With PTI inputs)
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