Maximum temp to reach 36 degrees Celsius in Delhi, heatwave unlikely: IMD

at 11:36 am
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New Delhi (NVI): The maximum temperature in Delhi is expected to reach around 36 degrees Celsius in the coming days, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Furthermore, day and night temperatures will rise as the days pass, however, a heatwave is unlikely for at least another week, it added.

The weather department has predicted mainly clear skies in the day, while partly cloudy sky is expected in the afternoon or evening.

On Sunday, a minimum temperature of 14 degrees Celsius, five notches below the season’s average, was recorded in the national capital, IMD stated.

The relative humidity was recorded at 49 per cent.

On March 29, with a maximum temperature of 40.1 degrees Celsius, Delhi marked its hottest March day in 76 years.

In addition to this, Delhi’s air quality remained in the moderate category, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) clocking 156 at 10:05 in the morning.

An 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”.