Mausam Ki Jankari: The coldest morning of this season was recorded on Monday as mercury fell below 9 degree Celsius. According to the Regional Meteorological Center Delhi (IMD), it was the coldest morning ever recorded with the minimum temperature falling to 8.9 degrees Celsius. It is 3 degrees less than normal. Although it was estimated that there could be an increase in temperature on Monday as compared to Sunday. But instead of increasing, there was a further drop in the temperature.
Earlier, the minimum temperature was recorded at 9 degree Celsius on Saturday and the minimum temperature was recorded above 9 degree on Sunday. Thus Saturday was the lowest temperature till that time. But on Monday, once again the minimum temperature recorded a drop and the temperature remained at 8.9 degree Celsius. On the other hand, talking about the maximum temperature, it was recorded one degree Celsius less than normal at 27.3 degree Celsius. The weather remained open throughout the day, winds also blew, but the weather remained fine due to sunlight reaching the ground directly.
IMD estimates that a similar drop in temperature may be seen for the next three to four days. It is estimated that the minimum temperature may go down to 8 degree Celsius or even below. On the other hand, the air pollution in Delhi remained in the very poor category for the second consecutive day. According to the app SAFAR of the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, the air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 316 on Monday morning, while at 5 pm, it recorded a slight drop of 312 AQI, which falls in the very poor category.
In Delhi, Pusa recorded 301, Lodhi Road 290, Delhi University 319, Airport (T-3) 280, Mathura Road 305, Aya Nagar 322, IIT Delhi 215 and Dhirpur 372 AQI. An AQI of 0-50 is considered good, 50-100 satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor, 401-500 severe and 501 above severe AQI.