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Delhi records coldest morning today at 9°C; Air quality remains in poor category

The air quality in Delhi remained in the "poor" category, while the maximum temperature settled at 9 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 8 am stood at 286.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The weather temperature is continuously decreasing in the capital Delhi. Due to snowfall in the mountains and cold winds from the northwest, Delhi’s minimum temperature dropped by three degrees Celsius from normal. Because of this, for the first time in this season, the minimum temperature is 9 degree Celsius on Saturday.

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The national capital today recorded the coldest morning of the season with a minimum temperature of 9 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, according to India Meteorological Department.
The air quality in Delhi continues to be in the poor category. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 8 am stood at 286.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”.

The weather department has forecast partly cloudy sky throughout the day. The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 26 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity at 8.30 am was 83 per cent, they said.

On Friday, the maximum and minimum temperature in the national capital settled at 25.9 degree Celsius and 9.6 degree Celsius respectively.

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