Delhi Weather: Delhiites shivered 3.6°C season’s coldest morning, IMD issued Red Alert

Delhi Weather News: The national capital Delhi witnessed the coldest morning of winter on Saturday, January 13, with the minimum temperature recorded at 3.6 degrees Celsius and dense fog in many parts of the city, the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) said.

The weather agency has also issued a red alert of cold wave in Delhi. IMD said red alert has been issued in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and yellow alert has also been issued in Rajasthan in view of cold and foggy conditions.

The IMD had earlier predicted that severe cold wave conditions would persist in Delhi till Sunday, January 14.

The minimum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 3.9 degrees Celsius on Friday, the lowest in five years.

IMD said the maximum temperature on Saturday is likely to be around 19 degrees Celsius.

The weather department has also issued a yellow alert for the next 3 days in the national capital as the cold wave conditions are unlikely to subside. IMD said that today the maximum temperature is likely to be around 19 degrees Celsius.

IMD said visibility at Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s main weather centre, was 200 meters at 5:30 am.

According to Indian Railways, 18 trains coming to Delhi were delayed by one to six hours due to dense fog. According to news agency ANI, several flight operations were delayed at the Delhi airport due to low visibility amid the fog.

The IMD states that very dense fog occurs when visibility is between 0 and 50 metres, dense fog between 51 and 200 metres, moderate between 201 and 500 metres, and shallow fog between 501 and 1,000 metres. .

According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) stood at 365 at 9 am.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, between 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, between 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, between 201 and 300 ‘poor’, between 301 and 400 ‘very poor’ and 401 and between 500 is considered ‘severe’.

(with agency input)