The air quality in the national capital is back to ‘unhealthy’ level, in just a day after the air quality index (AQI) had improved to ‘satisfactory’ on Tuesday following strong winds and rain. It was the best air quality Delhi had seen since October last year. It, however, is now fallen in the “unhealthy” category at most places.
Light rain is expected during the week and temperature is also likely to dip further in the city. The maximum temperature is likely to be around 19 degrees Celsius.
According to the forecast, the skies will remain partly cloudy and higher wind speed is in the offing on Wednesday. With cloud cover expected to clear over the weekend, the maximum temperature is expected to be around 19 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature is likely to touch 5 degrees Celsius. The IMD has also predicted dense fog in pockets of Delhi and NCR today.
The inclement weather witnessed by Delhi and surrounding areas in North India is attributed to a current spell of western disturbance that reached its peak on January 21, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. The IMD has pointed out that January is the month that sees the maximum number of western disturbance events, and the rain is “nothing unusual”.