Delhi Wakes Up to Warmer Morning at 7.4°C, Yet Air Quality Remains ‘Very Poor’

In the wake of a marginally warmer morning, Delhiites awoke on Wednesday to a minimum temperature of 7.4 degrees Celsius, slightly below the norm. The recorded minimum temperature was 6.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and 6.5 degrees Celsius on Monday, both three notches below the normal range.

The humidity level reached 100 percent at 8:30 am on Wednesday, according to the meteorological department.

The national capital has experienced below-normal temperatures over the past few days, with the weather office predicting a further dip in minimum temperatures over the next two days.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) for Delhi was categorized as ‘very poor’ at 377, up from 333 on Tuesday.

The AQI scale categorizes air quality as follows: 0-50 (‘good’), 51-100 (‘satisfactory’), 101-200 (‘moderate’), 201-300 (‘poor’), 301-400 (‘very poor’), 401-450 (‘severe’), and above 450 (‘severe-plus’).

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