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Cold Monday morning in Delhi, air quality deteriorates

IANS  |  New Delhi 

It was a cold Monday morning in as the minimum was recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, while the overall air quality deteriorated to the "poor" category, the office said.

"There was shallow to moderate fog in the morning. Clouds will partly cover the skies on Monday with a forecast of haze or smoke engulfing the city later in the day," an (IMD) said.

Due to fog, at least 15 Delhi-bound trains were delayed by three to four hours with one - Nizamuddin Express - running late by six hours.

The maximum on Monday is expected to reach 21 degrees Celsius, which is two notches below the normal.

The overall air quality levels in the city at 9 a.m. was recorded at 259 ("poor") after days of improved "moderate" air.

However, the System of Air Quality and Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) has forecast that the air quality will improve if the predicted rain occurs on Thursday.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 95 per cent -- an unfavourable condition for the pollutants to disperse.

Sunday's maximum was recorded at 21.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average and the minimum was recorded at 6 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 10:48 IST