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Delhi Air Quality Still Severe As Minimum Temperature Reaches Record High

The people in Delhi-NCR woke up to a partly cloudy sky on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 33.4 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season’s average.

The air-quality remained severe across the National Capital Region (NCR), according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

“The sky will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of development of thunder lightning,” a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 40 degrees Celsius.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 43 percent.

Friday’s maximum temperature was 40.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 33.4 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season’s average.

The air quality of Delhi has been a big problem for the past few years and no significant steps have been taken to improve the same. Delhiites have complained of breathing problems and even the Met department has sent out warnings for the people as the air quality is still hazardous and dangerous according to them.

 

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