New Delhi: The capital experienced one of the hottest mornings today, due to the dust-laden hot winds. Minimum temperature rose to 34 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season’s average.
According to the Met department, humidity was recorded at 50 per cent.
Skies are expected to remain clear with strong dust-raising surface winds likely to prevail through the day, it said, adding the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 41 degrees Celsius.
Delhi’s air quality poor
Pollution levels in Delhi have spiked again, pushing the air quality of the national capital and surrounding areas from ‘moderate’ to ‘severe’ category.
Strong-anti cyclonic winds blowing from Rajasthan are the reason behind the worsening air quality.
According to AQICN, many places in Delhi saw the air quality index touching above 500, causing hazy conditions and leading to a dip in visibility.
It is to be noted that a number of dust storms have struck the northern part of India several times in this year’s summer season.