Delhi-NCR residents wakes up to clear sky on Friday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 7.6 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. Humidity was recorded at 100 per cent. The air quality in the city was recorded in the "very poor" category on Friday after being in the severe zone for the past two days.
The air quality index (AQI) read 390 for the national capital at 8.43 am, according to the Central Pollution Control Board. The Air Quality Index was recorded in the "severe" category in several parts of Delhi. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe', while the AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
The weatherman has forecast mainly clear skies for the day with the possibility of moderate fog on Saturday morning. The maximum temperature on Friday is likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius while the minimum on Saturday is likely to be around 7 degrees Celsius.
The national capital had recorded an above normal maximum temperature for the second consecutive day on Thursday after remaining in the grip of a prolonged cold spell, the longest since 1992.
Cold wave conditions continued unabated in Punjab and Haryana where Bathinda and Faridkot were the coldest places, recording a minimum of 3 degrees Celsius. A thick blanket of fog enveloped several places including, Faridkot, Patiala, Bathinda, Adampur, Halwara, Hisar and Bhiwani.
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