Delhi shivered beneath “chilly day” situations for a second consecutive day on Saturday, recording the season’s lowest most temperature at 14.8 levels Celsius, with thick fog blotting out the solar.
The minimal temperature on the Safdarjung Observatory, which is taken into account the official marker for the town, settled at 6.1 levels Celsius, a notch beneath regular, it stated.
“At the moment additionally there was a layer of average fog/low cloud over Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan. It prevented the daylight from reaching the floor. Gentle north westerlies are additionally blowing over the area. These situations led to a chilly day,” an IMD official stated.
Related situations are predicted for Sunday too.
Severe chilly day situations continued at Narela and Jafarpur, the place the utmost temperature dipped to 10.7 levels Celsius and 10.9 levels Celsius, seven and 9 notches beneath regular, respectively.
Narela was additionally the coldest place in Delhi on Saturday.
On Friday, the automated climate stations at Narela and Jafarpur had logged a most temperature of 11 levels Celsius and 12.1 levels Celsius.
Based on the IMD, a “chilly day” is when the minimal temperature is lower than 10 levels Celsius and the utmost is at the least 4.5 levels Celsius beneath regular.
A “extreme” chilly day is when the utmost temperature is at the least 6.5 notches beneath regular.
Dense to average fog is predicted in Delhi for the following 4 days, the IMD stated.
When visibility resulting from fog is lowered to the vary of 0 to 50 metres, it’s categorised as “very dense” fog. In the case of “dense” fog, visibility is between 51 and 200 metres, “average” is 201 and 500 metres, and “shallow” is 501 and 1,000 metres.
The capital’s air high quality improved a bit and the 24-hour air high quality index (AQI) learn 258 at 4 pm, as in opposition to 348 on the identical time on Friday.
An AQI between zero and 50 is taken into account ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘passable’, 101 and 200 ‘average’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘extreme’.