Weather in Delhi today: Minimum temperature at season low; The AQI will remain “poor”
The minimum temperature in Delhi has fallen further in the past 24 hours, with the Safdarjung Observatory of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recording a temperature of 6.4 degrees Celsius.
This is the lowest minimum temperature recorded so far this winter, and two degrees below normal for this time of year. The minimum temperature on Saturday was 8.3 degrees Celsius.
According to IMD forecasts, the minimum temperature on Sunday is expected to be 6 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature is expected to be 24 degrees Celsius. Over the coming week, the minimum temperature is expected to vary from 6 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius, and foggy conditions are expected to persist throughout the week.
In 2017, the lowest minimum temperature in December was 6.3 degrees Celsius, just one notch below the minimum recorded in the past 24 hours. The lowest minimum temperature for the month of 2016 was 6.6 degrees Celsius, while the corresponding figure for 2018 was 2.6 degrees Celsius, and 2019 recorded 2.4 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, air quality in Delhi is expected to remain in the “poor” category on Sunday, according to the Delhi Air Quality Early Warning System. The average 24-hour AQI on Saturday was 281, in the “poor” category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board bulletin. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered “poor”, while a figure between 301 and 400 is classified as “very poor”.
The AQI could deteriorate slightly and fall in the “poor” or lower category of the “very poor” category on Monday, and is expected to remain “very poor” on Tuesday. While calm conditions are likely on Sunday, the wind could get stronger from December 16 and could bring an improvement in air quality.
At 10 a.m. on Sunday, the 24-hour average AQI was in the “very low” category at Anand Vihar, who recorded an AQI of 310. In Jahangirpuri, the AQI was at a higher figure of 332. The monitoring station in Chandni Chowk recorded an AQI of 261, while it was 253 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and 223 at Mandir Marg.