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Delhi pollution: Air quality remains ‘very poor’ despite light rains in NCR; drop in temperature likely

"The sky will remain generally cloudy with light rain or drizzle," an IMD official said.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 06, 2019 14:50 IST
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Air quality remains ‘very poor’ in Delhi

The weather office predicted a drop in the maximum temperature by up to five degrees Celsius in Delhi as the national capital witnessed light rains early Sunday. The air quality however, remained in the ‘very poor’ category.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The rainfall at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 4.3 mm, while the humidity level was 100 per cent.

The maximum temperature on Sunday is likely to hover around 16 degrees Celsius against Saturday's maximum, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The maximum temperature on Saturday had settled at 21.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the average.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 5.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below average.

"The sky will remain generally cloudy with light rain or drizzle," an IMD official said.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality of the city was recorded in the 'very poor' category with Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded at 377.

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