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Rising temperatures and strong winds take over Delhi, air quality improves

February 15, 2020 1:15 PM |

The last time the national capital saw rains was on January 28. Since then, dry weather conditions have continued to prevail in Delhi and its adjoining areas like Noida, Gurugram and Faridabad. Delhiites are seeing a sudden rise in the temperatures for the past few days.

At present, strong surface winds are prevailing in the region since February 12 due to the presence of a subtropical jet stream.

Since strong surface winds are prevailing in the city for the last couple of days, these winds have helped clear the pollution particles from the air. The air quality in Delhi is, therefore, varying between ‘satisfactory’ to ‘very poor’ category. Only a few places in Central Delhi are recording ‘very poor’ air quality.

As the position of the Sun shifts more towards the northern hemisphere of the Earth, the temperatures begin to increase gradually.

According to Skymet forecast sky conditions will remain clear for the next three to four days. The day temperature during this period is likely to remain between 24 to 26 degrees Celsius while the night temperature will settle close to 10 degrees.

The prevailing strong surface winds will weaken February 16 onward with the disappearance of sub-tropical jet stream. As strong winds will weaken, pollution levels might rise once again.

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