The wintry weather in Delhi has destroyed the record of the last 10 years. According to the Meteorological
- Department, the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 7.5 degree Celsius on Friday morning, which is the record for the lowest temperature in November in the last 10 years. The department had already predicted that Delhi’s temperature may come down sharply due to snowfall in the mountains.
On Thursday, the Meteorological Department had informed that due to the cold winds and snowfall in the western Himalayan region, the minimum temperature in the national capital Delhi can fall by 2 degrees.
- On Thursday, the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 9.4 degrees Celsius, which fell by two degrees on Friday to 7.5 degrees Celsius.
- This is the lowest temperature so far this season. Earlier on Wednesday, the minimum temperature in the capital was recorded at 10.6 degrees Celsius.
- According to the meteorological department, the minimum temperature in Delhi between November 19 and 21 is 12.3 degrees Celsius and November 22 to November 26 is 11.3 degrees Celsius.
Apart from this
- Air quality in Delhi was recorded in the ‘very poor’ level on Friday morning and is expected to worsen due to the drop in minimum temperature.
- Due to the change in wind direction, the share of stubble burning in the pollution of the city has also increased.
- The air quality index 301 was recorded at 9 am today in Delhi. The average air quality index was 272 on Thursday, 211 on Wednesday and 171 on Tuesday.
An air class index between zero to 50 is good, between 51 and 100 is pleasing, between 101 and 200 is ‘moderate’, between 201 and 300 is ‘poor’, between 301 and 400 is ‘very poor’ and Between 401 and 500 are considered ‘serious’.
- Air Quality Index (AQI) level on Friday morning in various areas of Delhi
- K. Puram – 301
- Sirifort – 287
- Sri Aurobindo Marg – 291
According to Safar, an air quality monitoring organization under the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, Delhi’s air quality can remain at a very low level of ‘very poor’ on Friday and Saturday as the favourable weather conditions created after the rains are now slowly ending.