The effect of severe cold is clearly visible in Delhi and the National Capital Region. After the recent snowfall in the mountains, the temperature has dropped due to cold winds. The maximum temperature has also dropped two degrees below normal. While the minimum temperature was 9.6 degrees, which was 3 degrees below normal.
New Delhi: Sudden severe cold has taken hold in Delhi and National Capital Region. Winter has started showing its attitude in the morning and night. After the recent snowfall in the mountains, there has been a sudden drop in the temperature due to cold winds. A day ago the minimum temperature had reached around 12 degrees. Now it has fallen further and reached close to 9 degrees. The lowest temperature of this season was recorded in Delhi on Friday morning at 9.6 degree Celsius.
The air quality also remained in the 'poor' category, the maximum temperature also decreased by 2 degrees.
The air quality in Delhi remained in the 'poor' category on Friday, while the maximum temperature settled at 25.9 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 289, which falls in the poor category. The sky remained clear throughout the day.
The coldest morning of the season on Friday
The national capital witnessed the coldest morning of the season on Friday as the minimum temperature was recorded at 9.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The department said that the relative humidity ranged from 93 per cent to 36 per cent.
Partly cloudy forecast in the morning
The weather office has forecast partly cloudy sky with fog in the morning. IMD said that the maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 26 and 9 degrees Celsius respectively. An AQI between 0 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.