Delhi: Mercury dips to 5.8 degrees Celsius, rain likely on Monday
New Delhi: The National Capital witnessed a shallow fog on Saturday morning with minimum temperature settling at 5.8 degrees Celsius, two degrees below the season's average.
The maximum temperature will hover around 18 degrees Celsius.
According to Met department, the humidity level was 91 per cent at 8.30 am. Visibility at Safdurjung Observatory was 800 metres at the same time.
According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index in the Delhi was recorded at 302 on Saturday morning which falls in the 'very poor' category.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is marked as severe/hazardous.
As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the city would be engulfed by fog for the next two days. Light rains are expected on January 13. Temperature would range between 6 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius in the next two days.