Delhi to get slightly warmer today, maximum temperature to touch 34 degrees Celsius

Published on Mar 15, 2022 08:11 AM IST

The minimum temperature today is likely to stay around 18 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature is predicted to reach 34 degrees Celsius

A crowded market ahead of the Holi festival in New Delhi. (HT Photo)
A crowded market ahead of the Holi festival in New Delhi. (HT Photo)

NEW DELHI: The national capital is likely to see clear sky on Tuesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast.

The minimum temperature today is likely to stay around 18 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature is predicted to reach 34 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature on Monday was 33 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 17 degrees Celsius.

Delhi’s air quality was in the moderate category on Tuesday morning. Data from the Central Pollution Control Board showed that the hourly air quality index (AQI) at 7 a.m. stood at 248. On Monday, the average 24-hour AQI was 231.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

On Monday, the Union ministry of earth science’s air quality monitoring centre, System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (Safar) said, “AQI today indicates ‘Lower end of Poor’ air quality. For the next 2 days (15th, 16th) AQI is likely to improve but within ‘Poor’ or ‘upper end of Moderate’ as wind speed (6-30 km/h) and mixing layer height (~ 1.2 km) tend to be moderate to high. From 17th, the AQI is expected to degrade and likely to be within ‘Poor’ due to relatively low wind speed that reduces dispersion of pollutants.”

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