A cold begin: Gurgaon sees season’s lowest min temp at 4.6°C | Gurgaon Information


Gurgaon: It was a cold begin as residents of town ushered within the New Yr in biting chilly. Town recorded the bottom minimal temperature of the season at 4.6 levels Celsius on Saturday — two notches beneath regular. The earlier low was recorded at 4.8 levels Celsius on December 21.
The daytime temperature has additionally witnessed a fall regardless of a transparent sky. The utmost temperature settled at 18.8 levels Celsius — two notches beneath the conventional.
On Friday, the minimal temperature stayed at 5 levels Celsius whereas the utmost settled at 19.4 levels Celsius.
The minimal temperature within the metropolis has been witnessing a fall for the previous 4 days, with icy chilly winds blowing from the snow-clad mountains. Nevertheless, some respite is in sight with one other western disturbance impacting the area from January 4.
“With the prevailing chilly northwesterly winds, the minimal temperature is anticipated to remain beneath the conventional for the subsequent 24 hours. Thereafter, there shall be a gradual rise in temperature by 3-5 levels, with the minimal temperature more likely to settle above the conventional vary from January 4. Scattered to pretty widespread rainfall is probably going over Haryana on January 5 and seven as a result of affect of western disturbance,” an IMD official mentioned.
Sunday is anticipated to stay clear through the day with the opportunity of shallow to average fog within the morning hours. The minimal and most temperature is more likely to hover round 5 and 21 levels Celsius.
With the dip in temperature, town’s air high quality turned fouler on Saturday. For the final two days, the air high quality index (AQI) stayed within the very poor class with an general AQI studying was at 340, up from Friday’s 302.
“Low temperature causes thermal inversion trapping the pollution and the prevailing low winds pace stopping the dispersal of pollution. It’s more likely to stay in the identical vary for the subsequent few days,” the official added. Three of the 4 monitoring stations, together with Gwalpahari, Teri Gram and Vikas Sadan, recorded the AQI in very poor class with the readings at 348, 327, and 365, respectively. Whereas it slipped into the extreme zone at 406 in Sector 51.


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