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Day after Diwali, visibility drops in Delhi over firecrackers' smoke, fog

The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 36 degrees Celsius later in the day

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Mist and shallow hung low in the air in parts of the capital a day after Diwali as dropped significantly in the morning while the mercury settled at 20.5 degrees Celsius.

According to the MeT Department, the reported at 8:30 am was 500 m and it improved as the day progressed.

"Mist and shallow were seen at many places in the morning. The smoke from the Diwali festivities last night added to the fall in the level," the MeT said.

In Lutyens' Delhi, the Raisina Hill complex, which includes the iconic North Block and South Block buildings and the monumental Rashtrapati Bhavan, was wrapped in a misty cover even till 10:30 am.

As the sun shone bright, the visibility improved to 1,500 m at 11:30 pm. The relative humidity level at that time was 54 per cent.

However, at 8:30 am, the relative humidity level stood at 89 per cent.

The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 36 degrees Celsius later in the day.

The MeT department has forecast a clear sky on Saturday with mist or shallow expected in the morning.

The maximum and minimum temperatures on Saturday are likely to hover around 36 and 19 degrees Celsius, respectively, the weatherman said.

On Thursday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 36.3 and 19.4 degrees Celsius, respectively.

First Published: Fri, October 20 2017. 13:36 IST