New Delhi, October 11 (IANS): The skies will be clear on Monday in the nation’s capital, with a maximum temperature likely to be around 36 degrees Celsius and the minimum of 22.5 degrees Celsius.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a temperature of 24.8 degrees Celsius was recorded at 8:30 a.m. this morning.
According to the update, the city had a relative humidity of 77% with calm weather, meaning no wind was blowing.
The city observed sunrise at 6:20 a.m. and the sun is expected to set at 5:56 p.m. in the evening.
The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) said the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the nation’s capital was 175 for PM10 and 67 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 9:16 a.m., the other pollutants nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) were recorded at 12 and 104, respectively. Data on carbon monoxide (CO) were not available.
SAFAR issued a moderate advisory for Monday with PM10 likely at 193.
Over the past 24 hours, the maximum temperature was recorded at 36.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, and the minimum was 22.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal.