Temperature rises in NCR

New Delhi (NVI): Delhi and rest of National Capital Region (NCR) today saw an increase in minimum temperature to 8.2 degrees celsius from 6.0 degrees celsius recorded yesterday.

The maximum temperature today is expected to be around 24.0 degrees celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The IMD said some isolated parts of north Madhya Pradesh and Odisha will witness cold wave conditions during next 48 hours.

The weatherman has forecast that in Northwest India there will be a fall in temperature by 2 to 4 degrees celsius during next two days, in East India there will be significant change is expected in minimum temperature over next 24 hours.

“In Central India the minimum temperature is expected to rise by 2 to 3 degrees for next three days,” weatherman said.

“No significant change is expected over rest of the country,” it added.

“The shallow to moderate fog is also expected over Northwest India, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during next 2 to 3 days,” it further added.

Hisar in Haryana was today the coldest city in the plains where the minimum temperature was recorded at 5.4 degrees celsius, according to Skymet weather.

In Haryana’s Narnaul, the minimum temperature was recorded at 5.5 degrees celsius.

Fursatganj in Uttar Pradesh and Shahjahanpur in Madhya Pradesh both recorded minimum temperature at 6.2 degrees celsius.

Sikar in Rajasthan and Umaria in Madhya Pradesh recorded 6.5 degrees celsius.

Apart from this, Patiala in Punjab and Rewa in Madhya Pradesh recorded minimum temperature at 6.6 and 6.8 degree celsius respectively.

Datia in Madhya Pradesh and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh both recorded minimum temperature at 7.2 degrees celsius.

According to the Skymet weather, due to changing wind patterns, the minimum temperature in northern plains is expected to rise by 2-3 degrees celsius during next two to three days.

“This increase in temperature may lead to abatement of cold wave conditions from many parts,” it said.

“The change in the wind pattern can be attributed to the Western Disturbance (WD) which is over Jammu and Kashmir,” it added.

The overall air quality in the national capital today is in “very poor” category.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital stood at 323 which falls in the “very poor” category.