Cold morning in national capital, Rainfall likely in Delhi


NEW DELHI: The national on Friday witnessed a chilly morning coupled with shallow fog.

As per the report from the Meteorological Department, the national capital and its adjoining areas are likely to witness rain on Friday.

According to a MeT department official, the minimum temperature was 11 degrees Celsius at 8.30 am four notches below the season's average.

Meanwhile, the maximum temperature hovering around 26 degrees Celsius and the humidity was oscillating between 85 and 88 per cent.

The day temperature in the national capital on Thursday was 24.6 degrees Celsius, five notches below the season's average, as many parts of the city were lashed by rains and hailstorm.

On Wednesday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature settled at 25 degrees Celsius.

On Tuesday, the maximum and the minimum temperatures were at 27.4 degrees Celsius and 12.8 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The weatherman predicted a possibility of light rain and thundershowers in the national capital later in the day.

“By the afternoon of March 15, the weather will start clearing up and bright sunshine can be witnessed. From March 16 onwards, we expect a gradual increase in day and night temperature”, Skymet weather said.

People residing in Delhi and National capital are reeling under the impact of breathing polluted air due to vehicular pollution, crop residue burning and climate change. They are using mask and scarves to cover their nose from the cocktail of dust and smog.

The medical practitioners across the city have advised people, who are suffering from breathing difficulties to avoid outside activities and recommended to use the mask.

If anybody experienced unusual coughing, chest discomfort, wheezing or fatigue, then consult the doctor.

They also advised that to drink enough water to avoid dehydration and have fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain antioxidant to boost immunity.


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