Delhi Suffers From ‘Severe’ Air Quality And a Cold Wave

Sunday's maximum temperature settled at 22.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above season's average

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A man rides his bicycle in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi, Dec. 26, 2018. VOA

The residents of national capital on Monday woke up to a cold morning as the mercury touched 3.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, the Met Office said.

“There was shallow to moderate fog in the morning along with dense fog in some parts of Delhi. The sky will remain clear with no chance of rainfall. Later in the evening, there will be haze and mist,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 100 per cent.

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An Indian Air Force soldier drinks tea as he stands guard next to rifles during a break at the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, Dec. 26, 2018. VOA

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 22 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, while the day’s minimum will remain around 4 degrees Celsius.

According to IMD, the cold wave condition is likely to continue for the next 2-3 days.

Meanwhile, the pollution level went up to ‘severe’ from ‘very poor’ with the air quality index being at 413, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The major air pollutants were PM 2.5 and PM 10.

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Sunday’s maximum temperature settled at 22.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 3 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average. (IANS)

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