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    Delhi weather today: Mercury rises, minimum temperature 7.5 degrees Celsius; Air quality in the ‘too bad’ category


    A residential building in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi is shrouded in fog. (File photo: Reuters)

    On Monday, the minimum temperature was 5.4 degrees Celsius, two degrees below the seasonal average.

    • PTI New Delhi
    • Latest version:January 04, 2022, 10:39 AM
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    Mercury rose a few notches in Delhi on Tuesday as the minimum temperature was recorded at 8.5 degrees Celsius, officials said. On Monday, the minimum temperature was 5.4 degrees Celsius, two degrees below the seasonal average, while the maximum temperature was 21.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.

    The Safdarjung Observatory recorded a low of 8.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, one step above normal, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The relative humidity in the morning was 95 percent.

    Meteorologists have forecast partly cloudy skies with the possibility of very light rain later in the day, with maximum temperatures hovering around 20 degrees Celsius. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), air quality in Delhi was “very poor” as the morning air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 391.

    An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 are considered “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 are “moderate”, 201 and 300 are considered “poor”, 301 and 400 are considered “very poor”, and 401 and 500 are considered “severe”. .

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