Delhi’s minimum temperature to drop to 6 degrees on December 17: The Tribune India
New Delhi, December 13
Delhi’s minimum temperature will drop to 6 degrees Celsius, the lowest so far this winter, on December 17, intensifying the biting cold, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.
The nation’s capital on Sunday recorded its coldest night so far this winter season, with mercury dropping to 6.3 degrees, according to IMD.
In December 2016, the lowest minimum temperature was 6.6 degrees, while it was 6.3 degrees for the same month in 2017.
During the years 2018 and 2019, the minimum temperatures were established at 2.6 degrees Celsius and 2.4 degrees Celsius, respectively.
On Monday, high and low temperatures are set at 24 degrees and 7 degrees – both normal as the season average.
Meanwhile, the relative humidity at 8:30 a.m. was recorded at 97 percent.
On the air quality front, Delhi’s AQI has improved and settled into the ‘poor’ category at 256 on Monday morning, according to estimates from the Air Quality and Forecast System and meteorological research (SAFAR).
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”; 51 and 100 âsatisfactoryâ; 101 and 200 “moderate”; 201 and 300 âpoorâ; 301 and 400 âvery weakâ; 401 and 500 “severe”.
The level of PM 10 and PM 2.5 pollutants in city air was recorded in the moderate and low category.
The Weather and Air Quality Bulletin for Delhi-NCR, said: “The air quality above Delhi-NCT is likely to deteriorate slightly and remain in the lower end of the category. very bad on December 13. Air quality is likely to remain “very poor category on December 14 and 15”.
“The outlook for the next five days: air quality should remain in the ‘Very poor’ category until December 16 and improve considerably thereafter. “- IANS