Amar Ujala Network, New Delhi
Updated Fri, 25 Dec 2020 4:02 AM IST
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Delhi remained vulnerable to the cold wave on Thursday. The air quality also remains in severe levels amidst dense fog. The minimum temperature was recorded at five degrees C for the second consecutive day. According to the Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature was 4.5 degrees Celsius, three degrees Celsius above normal, while the maximum temperature was 23.1 degrees Celsius, two degrees Celsius above normal.
Meanwhile, Delhi was surrounded by thick fog due to air humidity being 97 percent. Visibility in Palam was 100 meters between 5:30 am and 8 am on Thursday. At Safdarjung, the figure was 201 meters. Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD Regional Forecast Center, says that there will be no major change in temperature for the next two days. Delhi will be vulnerable to cold wave. On Friday, the minimum temperature can go up to three degrees. On the other hand, the air quality index has also remained at a critical level due to low temperature and slowing down of air. Air humidity is exacerbating the problem. Pollutants are not able to spread far and wide. On Thursday, Delhi’s air quality index was recorded at 423. Safar forecasts that it is not expected to change until 26 December. The quality index, meanwhile, will remain in a critical level.