New Delhi, October 15 (IANS): The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted “mostly clear skies” in the nation’s capital, with a maximum temperature likely to be around 34 degrees Celsius and a low of 18.6 degrees Celsius.
According to the morning update, a temperature of 22.6 degrees Celsius was recorded at 8:30 a.m. with a relative humidity of 68%. The wind was blowing in a southerly direction at a speed of 7.5 km / h.
The city observed sunrise at 6:22 a.m. and the sun is expected to set at 5:52 p.m.
During the past 24 hours, the maximum temperature was recorded at 33.9 degrees Celsius, a deviation from normal, and the minimum temperature was 18.6 degrees Celsius.
The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) said the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the nation’s capital was 190 for PM10 and 77 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 9:31 am, the other pollutants nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3) were recorded at 12 and 197, respectively. Data on carbon monoxide (CO) were not available.