Delhi weather update: Strong winds likely to sweep city on Sunday

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November 07, 2021 10:39 AM

The weather office has forecast partly cloudy sky with shallow fog in the morning and strong winds during the day.

The city's AQI slipped to the severe category on Thursday night.

Delhiites woke up to a cold Sunday morning with the minimum temperature in the national capital settling at 14.2 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season, the Indian Meteorological Department said.

Relative humidity recorded at 8.30 am was 70 per cent, they said.

The weather office has forecast partly cloudy sky with shallow fog in the morning and strong winds during the day.

The maximum temperature in the national capital is likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius, the Met officials said.

According to Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) Sameer app, the city’s air quality index (AQI) stood at 437 in the severe category at 8 am on Sunday. It was 449 on Saturday.

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.

Due to rampant bursting of crackers on Thursday despite restrictions in place, the air quality in Delhi was the poorest in five years post the festival with rise in incidents of stubble burning in neighbouring states.

The city’s AQI slipped to the severe category on Thursday night.

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