it was a clear and pleasant morning in the city with the minimum temperature settling at 9 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average.
According to the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8:30 am was 80 per cent.
The weatherman has predicted clear skies and gusty winds with a speed of 20-25 kmph during the day.
“The skies will remain clear and the maximum temperature is expected to settle at 18 degrees Celsius,” he said.
The air quality recorded at 9:37 am was 276. Strong surface winds are expected to help improve air quality further, an official said.
Weather conditions in the north disrupted rail services, with 19 trains running late for up to four hours.
On Wednesday, the city recorded a minimum of 7.1 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature settled at 17.9 degrees Celsius.
After two days of very dense fog, the sky has cleared up. Only shallow fog with a visibility of 800 meters was reported in Palam during early morning hours. Other than that, a large part of Delhi and NCR woke up to a fog-free morning.
The reason can be attributed to the change in wind direction to north/north-westerlies. Moderate winds from north direction have taken over the region since yesterday night, which have not allowed the layer of fog to settle down today morning. Being dry in nature, these winds have also been instrumental in reducing the humidity.