On Wednesday Jan 5th, the national capital’s air quality remained in the “Very Poor” category.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was 369 in the morning.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast mild to moderate rain over and around Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday.
Through strong dispersion and moist deposition, high winds and occasional rains are expected to dramatically improve AQI to the “lower end of extremely bad.”
Earlier on Tuesday, the lowest temperature in Delhi increased a few degrees Celsius, to 8.5 degrees Celsius, a notch over typical. According to the Meteorological Department the maximum temperature recorded on Tuesday was 23.2 degrees.
On Monday, the lowest temperature was 5.4 degrees Celsius, which was two degrees below the season’s average, and the highest temperature was 21.5 degrees Celsius, which was two degrees above normal.
On Wednesday, the low and high temperatures are expected to be approximately 9 degrees Celsius and 20 degrees Celsius, respectively.