Bit improvement in Delhi temperature

at 12:59 pm
New Delhi (NVI):  The cold wave conditions eased a bit in Delhi today, with the minimum temperature rising to 3.4 degrees Celsius from 2.4 degrees Celsius recorded yesterday.
The minimum temperature of 3.4 degree Celsius is four degrees below normal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The maximum temperature today is expected to be around 13.0 degree Celsius, it said.
Delhi and its neighbouring areas have been facing a severe winter chill over the last few days, making it the coldest December in decades.
“Not just Delhi, but neighbouring Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, and Faridabad are also facing severe cold conditions,” IMD stated.
‘Cold day’ conditions are declared when the day’s maximum temperature is below normal by more than 4.4°C.  A ‘severe cold day’ is when mercury remains more than 6.4°C below normal through the day.
Meanwhile, the air quality in national capital today remained in the “very poor” category for the seventh consecutive day.
According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR),the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital stood at  395 which falls in the “very poor” category.
The worst affected areas are Dhirpur, Delhi University, Chandni Chowk, Pusa, Lodhi Road, Mathura Road, IGI Terminal 3 and the neighbouring Noida.