Delhi experiences a minimum temperature of 6.2°C

Delhi's minimum temperature was 6.2°C, which is around four degrees below Friday's 10.6°C figure and one degree below the average for this time of year.

Delhi experiences a minimum temperature of 6.2°C
Rehearsals for the Republic Day Parade at Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI)

According to information from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi's minimum temperature decreased by several degrees on Saturday. IMD's Safdarjung observatory, which is representative of Delhi's weather, recorded a lowest temperature of 6.2°C, which is about four degrees lower than Friday's measurement of 10.6°C and one degree below the average for this time of year. The highest temperature is predicted to be approximately 23°C on Saturday by IMD's weekly prediction. The day is anticipated to see clear skies.Due to an active western disturbance that is expected to strike the plains of NorthWest India from January 23 to 27, the IMD has also predicted rain for the following week. According to IMD, as a result of its effects, rainfall and thunderstorm activity are anticipated over the plains, reaching a peak between 24-26 January, including in Delhi. In Delhi, IMD has predicted a late-night drizzle on January 23 and light rain on January 24. Again, there is a risk of drizzle on January 25.

On January 23 and 24, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi are likely to see periods of strong surface wind with gusts of wind up to 50 kmph, IMD said in a statement on Friday.On Saturday morning at 11am, Delhi's AQI value was 247, placing it in the "bad" category according to the Central Pollution Control Board's city-by-city AQI index. According to the daily 4pm report from CPCB, the AQI on Friday had a reading of 226, placing it in the "bad" category.

An AQI of 0 to 50 is regarded as "excellent," 51 to 100 as "acceptable," 101 to 200 as "moderate," 201 to 300 as "poor," 301 to 400 as "extremely poor," and 401 to 500 as "severe."

The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology's Early Warning System (EWS) for Delhi-NCR, which CAQM uses to make its forecasts, predicts that the air quality will continue to be "bad" on Saturday.

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