Delhi climate: Coldest day of the season within the capital amid winter rains, air high quality ‘very poor’


Delhi rain.

(Payal Bhattacharjee / BCCL, Delhi)

Thursday, January 6Chilly climate, unseasonal rains, dense fog and excessive ranges of air pollution- a removed from preferrred begin to the brand new yr, however that is the unlucky story of Delhi’s climate at current.

On Wednesday, January 5, intermittent rains since morning introduced down the general temperature in Delhi-NCR, with the capital recording the bottom most temperature ever recorded this winter within the day.

The sky remained cloudy in Delhi nearly on Wednesday and since morning nearly all of the areas acquired drizzle. Safdarjung Observatory recorded 7.8 mm, Palam 6.1 mm, Lodhi Street 6 mm and Ayanagar 5.3 mm.

As a result of rain all through the day, the day temperature dropped to fifteen.7 levels Celsius, making Delhi the bottom temperature recorded this winter. Earlier than yesterday, the bottom mercury degree of the season was recorded at 17.8 levels Celsius on December 19, 2021.

Regardless of the moist climate, nevertheless, Delhi’s air high quality didn’t see any important enchancment. Whereas the general air high quality index (AQI) remained confined to ‘extreme’ degree on Wednesday, it stood at ‘very poor’ at 342 on Thursday morning.

Delhi Climate Forecast for the remainder of the week

On Thursday, the individuals of Delhi woke as much as fog within the morning, with the utmost and minimal temperatures recorded at 20 levels Celsius and 12 levels Celsius respectively.

For the remainder of this week, the utmost temperature of Delhi is prone to be within the vary of 19 diploma Celsius to 21 diploma Celsius. Alternatively, the minimal temperature might fall round 8-12 diploma Celsius, however chilly wave circumstances are unlikely over Northwest India this week.

In the meantime, in response to the India Meteorological Division (IMD), gentle to average rain will proceed over Delhi for the following 24 hours.

Thereafter, as soon as the following Western Disturbance begins affecting North India, components of Delhi-NCR will expertise pretty widespread, gentle to average rain from January 7-9, remoted on Saturday, January 8. There’s a risk of heavy rain.

As rainfall continues, whereas ventilated floor winds intensify, air pollution ranges are additionally anticipated to go down. The general AQI might cross the ‘poor’ class by Thursday night, and additional enhance to stay within the ‘average’ vary on Friday and Saturday, January 7-8.

(with inputs from IANS)

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