Thick fog envelops Delhi as minimum temperature settles at 9.5 degrees Celsius, visibility drops in Safdarjung and Palam

The air quality in Delhi was recorded in the severe category at 429 at 10.40 am

Press Trust of India December 21, 2019 13:54:50 IST
Thick fog envelops Delhi as minimum temperature settles at 9.5 degrees Celsius, visibility drops in Safdarjung and Palam
  • Thick layer of fog enveloped the national capital on Saturday morning as the minimum temperature settled at 9.5 degrees Celsius

  • The air quality in Delhi was recorded in the severe category at 429 at 10.40 am

  • Humidity was recorded at 100 percent in Safdarjung and 95 percent in Palam

New Delhi: A thick layer of fog enveloped the national capital on Saturday morning as the minimum temperature settled at 9.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The air quality in Delhi was recorded in the severe category at 429 at 10.40 am.

Thick fog envelops Delhi as minimum temperature settles at 95 degrees Celsius visibility drops in Safdarjung and Palam

Representational image. ANI

An AQI between 0 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'. The visibility in Safdarjung and Palam areas were 300 metres and 350 metres at 5.30 am. However by 8.30 am, visibility in Safdarjung dropped to 200 metres and to 100 metres in Palam.

Humidity was recorded at 100 percent in Safdarjung and 95 percent in Palam. The weatherman has forecast partly cloudy skies with a possibility of moderate to dense fog on Sunday. Several trains were running late.

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 17 degrees Celsius on Saturday while the minimum is likely to settle around 7 degrees Celsius on Sunday. The maximum temperature on Friday was 17.5 degrees Celsius while the minimum settled at 6.4 degrees Celsius.

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