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Dense fog delays long route Delhi-bound trains; air quality 'moderate'

On Wednesday, Delhi's minimum temperature had increased marginally due to partly cloudy sky and settled at 8.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 13, 2022 11:51 IST
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Delhi's air quality remains 'moderate'

Highlights

  • The air quality in the national capital was in the 'satisfactory category' continuously for 3 days
  • An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', between 51 and 100 'satisfactory'
  • Moderate fog is likely over the next few days, the IMD has said

Delhi woke up to dense fog on Thursday morning with the visibility dropping to 100 meters at 7 am even as the city recorded a minimum temperature at 5.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the weather office said. According to the weather office, at 7 am the visibility dropped to 100 meters at the Safdarjung observatory, which is considered the official marker for the city, due to dense fog. 

The visibility due to dense fog at Palam oscillated between 50 meters and 100 meters since 4.30 am on Thursday. 

“The city will see mainly clear sky with moderate to dense fog,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said. 

It added that the maximum temperature of Thursday will hover around 20 degrees Celsius.

The relative humidity at 8.30 am on Thursday was 100 percent, the weather office said.

Officials said that dense fog spell also delayed long route Delhi-bound trains.

Delhi's air quality 'moderate'

Meanwhile, air quality in Delhi continues to remain in the 'moderate' category, with the city recording an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 142, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). The air quality in the national capital slipped from the 'satisfactory' category to the 'moderate' category on Wednesday. 

The air quality in the national capital was in the 'satisfactory category' continuously for three days from January 9 to January 11.

As per the government agencies, and AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.

 

(With inputs from agencies)

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