It was a cold Friday morning in the national capital, with the minimum temperature stabilizing at 14 degrees Celsius, two degrees lower than normal for the season, meteorological department officials said.
They said the maximum temperature of 30.4 degrees Celsius was one degree lower than average for this time of year.
Delhi’s air quality at 9am was in the “poor” category with an index value of 281, showing real-time data from the Central Pollution Control Board. It got even worse with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 287 at 8.30 p.m.
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An air quality index between 0 and 50 is considered “good,” 51 and 100 are “satisfactory,” 101 and 200 are “medium,” 201 and 300 are “poor,” 301 and 400 are “very poor,” and 401 and 500 Intense”.
Relative humidity of 94 percent was recorded at 8.30 am. Minimum relative humidity was 58 percent at 5.30 p.m.
The Meteorological Department expected the sky to be clear on Saturday, with a minimum temperature of 14 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius.