Weather in Delhi today: Maximum temperature could reach 39 degrees Celsius by March 28; air quality improves a little | Delhi News

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NEW DELHI: Delhi saw a slight drop in minimum temperature on Friday. It dropped to 19.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season average. A day earlier, 21.2 degrees Celsius was the lowest temperature recorded in the nation’s capital.
The maximum temperature, however, did not change from the previous day. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature reached 35.3 degrees Celsius in Safdarjung on Friday, five notches above the average for the season. Thursday, the mercury had reached up to 35.5 degrees Celsius.
With a maximum temperature of 37.3 degrees Celsius, Siri Fort (sports complex) was the hottest area in the city. Pitampura Observatory recorded 37 degrees.
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According to the weather service, the maximum and minimum temperatures in the city could hover around 35 and 19 degrees Celsius, respectively, on Sunday.
The daytime temperature will begin to rise from March 28. “The maximum temperature could reach up to 39 degrees Celsius by March 28 due to the change in wind direction from north to south. Currently the wind directions are from the northwest, which is cooler and keeps daytime temperatures under control,” an IMD official said.
Meanwhile, the city’s air quality has improved somewhat in the “poor” category. On Friday, the air quality index (AQI), on a scale of 0 to 500, stood at 211 against 280 the day before.
“The AQI today indicates a dominance of dust (about 64% in PM10). It is likely to improve further tomorrow due to a high wind speed of around 27 km/h. Over the next two days (27, 28), the AQI is expected to be in the “moderate” or “below bad” range due to moderate wind speeds (around 6-18 km/h) and a high mix layer height which improves ventilation. . From the 30, the AQI should deteriorate, but it is likely to be in the “poor” limit due to the relatively low wind speed (over 12 km/h) which reduces the ventilation of pollutants. The gradual increase in maximum temperature from the 27th contributes to the dilution of near-surface pollutants through enhanced convection,” a statement from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research said Friday.
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