After the winter temperature dropped to 46.94 Fahrenheit last night, residents of the national capital awoke to a bitter chill this morning. According to the weather service, Friday night was the coldest night of the season thus far.
According to the meteorological office, the maximum temperature in Delhi yesterday was 74.66 Fahrenheit, which was slightly below the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was 48.2 Fahrenheit, which is normal for this time of year.
Temperatures in Delhi have been dropping this week. The minimum temperature in Delhi dropped to 47.12 Fahrenheit on Thursday, the season’s lowest temperature until last night.
The city’s air quality has deteriorated dramatically since Diwali last month, and is currently classified as “extremely poor.” As the national capital continues to struggle for air, the AQI was reported at 302 this morning and 314 yesterday evening.
For the past three days, Delhi’s air quality has been classified as “bad.” The air quality of Delhi’s neighbouring cities of Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, and Noida was rated “poor.”
The IMD predicts that Delhi will have shallow fog during the day, with a high temperature of around 75.2 Fahrenheit.
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