Overcast morning in Delhi with 25.4 deg C minimum temp, very poor air quality

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People in Delhi woke up to a pleasant morning with overcast conditions on Wednesday as the minimum temperature settled at 25.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the seasons average, according to the India Meteorological Department.

The air quality, however, was in the very poor category. Central Pollution Control Board data showed Delhis Air Quality Index (AQI) at 395 at 9 am. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.

The weather office has predicted dust storm or thunderstorm during the day while the maximum temperature is likely to settle around 40 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity at 8.30 am was recorded at 47 per cent. Thunderstorms with light to moderate rain would occur in isolated places of North Delhi, Gohana, Gannaur, Sonipat, Rohtak and Kharkhoda of Haryana, and Baraut, Bagpat and Khekra of Uttar Pradesh, the weather office said.

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