Cold winds bring mercury down in Delhi; rains likely on Thursdaytext_fields
New Delhi: The minimum temperature in the national capital dropped on Wednesday as cold northwesterly winds continued to blow in from the hills, the weather department said.
The city recorded a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius, over four notches less than that recorded on Tuesday (10.5 degrees Celsius).
The maximum temperature settled at 19.9 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Moderate rains/thunderstorm or hailstorm is expected in the national capital on Thursday.
The maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 16 and 9 degrees Celsius respectively, the weather office said.
Experts said the minimum temperature will increase over the next two days due to a cloud cover.
There was a slight decrease in pollution levels in the national capital due to favourable wind speed and the AQI was recorded at 218 in the 'poor' category. The AQI was recorded at 283 on Tuesday.
Rains and winds gusting up to 25 kilometers per hour are likely to improve the air quality on Thursday.