Poor smog on Friday in Delhi


New Delhi, Nov 4: Delhi is witnessing a cover of shallow fog on Friday morning with the smog situation during the day expected to remain poor, the forecast department said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 14.5 degrees Celsius which is normal for this time of the season. The maximum temperature is expected to reach near 31 degrees Celsius.

Delhistes are surviving in worse air quality after Diwali mainly due to paddy burning in neighbouring states and calm winds which failed to disperse the air pollutants.

The visibility in the morning remained 800 metres at Safdarjung airport due to the layer of fog while the same was 400 metres on Thursday.

“Due to calm winds which is expected to be around three knots north-easterly today (Friday), the smog situation is likely to be the same,” the official said.

Due to smog, however, the visibility in the same area dropped to nearly 200 metres between 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. on Thursday.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 82 percent, the weather office said.

Thursday’s maximum temperature was recorded at 30.1 degrees Celsius, the season’s average while the minimum temperature settled at 14.5 degrees Celsius, also normal for this time of the season.

Wefornews Bureau

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