Pollution level remained “severe” at many places in Delhi on Saturday morning and the visibility dropped to as low as 700 meters. The minimum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 12 degree Celsius that was two notches below the average. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 30 degrees Celsius. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the sky will be clear with fog or mist in the early part of the day though there will be smog or haze later in the day.
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"The sky will be clear with fog or mist in the early part of the day. While there will be smog or haze later on," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 86 per cent while visibility stood at 700 metres.
Air quality in the city and adjoining areas continued to remain "severe" in Anand Vihar, Ashok Vihar, Bawana, Burari and Dwarka, while it was a notch below at "very poor" in Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, ITO, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Lodhi colony.
Following Diwali on November 7, a thick haze had enveloped Delhi-NCR. It had reached "hazardous" levels on Thursday with AQI recorded at 999 around India Gate area.
The maximum temperature on Friday settled at 29.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average while the minimum temperature was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.
(With IANS inputs)