The people of Delhi-NCR, who are facing the harsh cold and icy wind, are yet to get relief from the cold. Cold winds will prevail for the next two days. Dense fog engulfed the entire NCR including the capital on Sunday morning.
Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 0.9 degrees Celsius as against Saturday at 5.7 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was 15.3 degrees Celsius, five degrees below normal, the lowest in the past six years. Earlier in the year 2014, on January 17, the maximum temperature was 14 degrees Celsius.
The wintry winds continued throughout the day. The sun came out in the afternoon, but the heat remained missing. Due to this, people stayed in their homes despite the holiday.
Ianagar was the coldest place in Delhi, with a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius, while in Jafarpur, it was 5.1 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature also fell on Sunday. Due to this, the feeling of a shivering cold throughout the day was felt.
According to the Meteorological Department, once the minimum temperature is 7 and 8 degrees Celsius one or two days, once again cold winds will come. According to the department, the maximum temperature is expected to be 17 and the minimum temperature is 8 degrees Celsius on Monday.
At the same time, between 19 and 23 January, the maximum temperature will be between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature will be between 7-8 degrees. On January 20, the winds will move at a speed of 15-20 km per hour, while on January 21, the wind speed will be 20-25 km per hour.
Air pollution reached the category of severe to very poor
Delhi’s air quality index showed improvement after three days on Sunday. For the past two days, the air quality in the severe category has been in very poor condition. The air quality index is expected to improve further from 20 January.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) the air quality index (AQI) stood at 347. Earlier on Saturday it was 407. On Friday, the air quality was also in severe category. According to Safar, the Pollution Monitoring Institute of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the pollution level has improved due to surface strong winds. The situation will be similar for two days now.
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