Clear skies and hot day in Delhi on Sunday

New Delhi, October 10 (IANS): Residents of the nation’s capital woke up to clear skies on Sunday, with a temperature of 26.8 degrees Celsius recorded at 8:30 a.m.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature is expected to hover around 36 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 22.7 degrees Celsius.

According to the morning update, the city had a relative humidity of 71% and the wind was blowing in the southwest direction at a speed of 3.6 km per hour. The city observed sunrise at 6:19 a.m. and the sun is expected to set at 5:57 p.m.

The Air Quality and Weather Forecast and Research System (SAFAR) said the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the nation’s capital was 184 for PM10 and 76 for PM2.5. As PM10 rose above 100, the department issued a “moderate” health advisory, which means sensitive people should consider cutting back on prolonged or strenuous efforts and heavy work outdoors. The PM2.5 level was also in the moderate category.

Notably, Delhi has 36 monitoring stations that accurately record the levels of both particulate matter. According to the last update at 9:41 a.m., the other pollutants nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) were recorded at 12 and 44, respectively. Data for carbon monoxide (CO) were not available.

SAFAR issued a moderate advisory for Monday with PM10 likely at 202.

Over the past 24 hours, the maximum temperature has been recorded at 36.5 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, and the minimum was 22.7 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.

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