New Delhi, Jan 25: Delhiites on Friday witnessed a cold morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 10 degrees Celsius, with shallow fog covering the sky in some parts of the city.
At least 11 trains headed towrads New Delhi were delayed due to fog.
“There was shallow fog in the morning. The rest of the day will be generally cloudy with the possibility of light rain or thunderstorm occurring in some parts of Delhi,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told news agency IANS.
As per the IMD, Delhi recorded 5.6 mm of rainfall since Thursday evening.
The showers have already broken a record of the highest rainfall in the month of January in the last 10 years. So far, the city has recorded 53.6 mm of rainfall, including Thursday’s spell.
The maximum on Friday is likely to hover around 19 degrees Celsius today, while the minimum is expected to be around 9 degrees.
The overall air quality of the city remained in the ‘very poor’ zone for the second day with the Air Quality Index (AQI) reaching 319 as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting.
Humidity, which was recorded to be at 100 per cent at 8.30 a.m. on Friday, accompanied by low wind speed is the major factor behind this increase in pollution after a short spell of rain.
Thursday’s maximum temperature was recorded at 22 degrees Celsius, one notch above the normal, and the minimum was 9.7 degrees Celsius, two notches above the average.