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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Light rain on March 17, 18; AQI still poor in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Delhi saw a rise in the minimum temperature on Monday while the daytime temperature dropped slightly. The minimum temperature was recorded at 17.1 degrees Celsius compared with Monday’s 15.2 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was recorded at 33.4 degrees Celsius, as against 34.1 degrees Celsius a day earlier.
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No major change in maximum and minimum temperatures is likely for the next three days. There is a possibility of drizzle in isolated areas of the city on early Tuesday morning. The weather department has forecast light rain to drizzle from March 17 onwards.
“Daytime temperatures will hover around 33 degrees Celsius for the next 2-3 days. A western disturbance is approaching the region around March 16, which will impact the weather of entire north India, so there is a possibility of thunderstorms with light rain in Delhi on March 17 and 18. The daytime temperature may fall by 2-3 degrees,” said Kuldeep Srivastava, weather scientist, India Meteorological Department.
Delhi’s air quality, meanwhile, remained in the ‘poor’ category for the second consecutive day with an air quality index (AQI) of 231. Calm winds during the night affected the air quality.
Central Pollution Control Board’s data shows that the AQI has been deteriorating slightly for the past few days. The reading over the index was 187 in the ‘moderate’ category on Friday and the AQI reached the extreme-end of the ‘moderate’ category on Saturday at 200. It deteriorated further to 216 in the ‘poor’ category on Sunday.

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