New Delhi: The minimum temperature dropped to 5.7 degrees Celsius in Delhi on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department said. It is expected to increase in the next two days due to change in the wind direction.
On Saturday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 6.6 degrees Celsius.
Minimum temperature of 5.7 degrees Celsius was recorded at the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides the representative data for the city.
As per an official of IMD, easterly winds are blowing in the city. It is not as cold as the northwesterly winds coming from the snow-capped peaks in Himalayas.
He said that the minimum temperature is likely to increase by few degrees in next two days. It is expected to rise to 8 degrees Celsius on Monday.
Meanwhile, Delhi's air quality index (AQI) improved slightly to the ‘very poor’ category from ‘severe’ on Saturday. It happened due to favourable wind speed causing dispersion of pollutants.