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Minimum Temperature Dips to five.7 Degrees Celsius in Delhi, Likely to Rise over Next Two Days

Vehicles ply amid hazy climate circumstances, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

The nationwide capital had recorded a low of 6.6 levels Celsius on Saturday.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: January 17, 2021, 11:13 IST

The minimal temperature in Delhi dropped to five.7 levels Celsius on Sunday however it’s prone to rise over the following two days as a result of a change within the wind course, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated. The nationwide capital had recorded a low of 6.6 levels Celsius on Saturday.

The Safdarjung Observatory, which offers consultant knowledge for town, recorded a minimal temperature of 5.7 levels Celsius this morning. An IMD official stated easterly winds are blowing in Delhi that aren’t as chilly as northwesterly winds coming in from the snow-clad western Himalayas.

Hence, the minimal temperature is prone to rise by a number of notches over the following two days. It is predicted to rise to eight levels Celsius on Monday, the official stated. Delhi’s air high quality index (AQI) improved barely to the ‘very poor’ class from ‘extreme’ on Saturday as beneficial wind pace helped in dispersion of pollution.

The metropolis’s AQI was 347 at 9 am. The 24-hour common AQI was 407 on Saturday, 460 on Friday, 429 on Thursday, and 354 on Wednesday. An AQI between zero and 50 is taken into account ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘passable’, 101 and 200 ‘reasonable’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘extreme’.

Delhi’s AQI remained within the ‘extreme’ class for 3 consecutive days until Saturday as a result of “extremely unfavourable” circumstances for dispersion of pollution.


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