New Delhi: Cloudy skies in Delhi on Wednesday kept the maximum temperature at six degrees Celsius below normal. At the same time, there is no possibility of heat wave in the national capital for a week. The Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the maximum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 34.4 degrees Celsius, which is six degrees below normal. The minimum temperature was 23.6 degree Celsius.
The Meteorological Department has predicted a slight increase in temperature in the next three to four days, during which the temperature can go up to 41 degree Celsius.
Delhi’s 24-hour air quality index (AQI) was recorded in the ‘moderate’ category at 175 at 10 am, according to Central Pollution Control Board data.
The city breathed its cleanest air in 134 days on Tuesday as the AQI stood at 89, in the ‘satisfactory’ category. 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’.