Delhi woke up to a clear and pleasant morning with the minimum temperature settling at 9 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature at 18 degree Celsius. As per the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8:30 am was 80 per cent.
The weatherman has predicted clear skies and gusty winds with a speed of 20-25 kmph during the day. "The skies will remain clear and the maximum temperature is expected to settle at 18 degrees Celsius," he said. The Air Quality Index recorded at 276 at 9:37. An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor" and 401-500 "severe".
Weather conditions in the north disrupted rail services, with 19 trains running late for up to four hours.
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Strong surface winds are expected to help improve air quality further, an official said. Kuldeep Srivastava, scientist at IMD, said wind speeds are picking up in the region, which will help in reducing the fog intensity in the coming days. "We can expect shallow fog on both Thursday and Friday as there has been an increase in wind speed on Wednesday evening."