Delhi  air remains “very poor”, cold wave conditions in north India 

at 12:13 pm
New Delhi(NVI):  The air quality in national capital today remained in the “very poor” category for the third 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  339 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.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that cold to severe cold conditions will prevail over the entire north India for the next few days.
The weatherman said that today Delhi records ‘cold day’ as the minimum temperature will be around 5.3 degree Celsius today which is two degree below normal. The maximum temperature will be around 14.3 degree Celsius.
‘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.
“Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi will remain under the ambit of the cold wave,” the IMD stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin.