Chilly winds blow over Delhi-NCR

New Delhi [India]: After several days of cloudy weather, the national capital on Wednesday had clear skies but chilly winds blew over Delhi and its adjoining areas with no rainfall. Shallow fog is expected for Thursday and there is a possibility of development of lightning the day after, the MeT department said.

The maximum and minimum temperatures on Tuesday at Delhi Safdarjung observatory was recorded at 22 degree Celsius, a departure of minus four degrees from normal for this time of the year and on Wednesday the minimum temperature was recorded at 11 degree Celsius, minus two degrees departure from normal, according to IMD. The humidity at 8.30 am was recorded at 97 per cent.

Since the last 48 hours, Delhi and its adjoining areas such as Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad and Ghaziabad have been observing dry weather with mainly clear sky conditions. Cold winds from northwest direction are also persisting over the region. This weather is expected to prevail in Delhi- NCR for next three to four days,” Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency said.

Due to the local incursion of smoke, the pollution levels over Delhi and the National Capital Region have increased and currently, the AQI over most parts of the region is under ‘moderate category’, SAFAR said “Pollution levels are expected to increase further over few parts of the national capital region,” it said.

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