Weather Update Today: The harsh winter continues in Delhi-NCR. Cold wave prevailed in the capital for the consecutive eighth day on Wednesday. Along with this, the record of a decade of cold wave was also broken. From 2013 till 2021, there was cold wave for not more than seven days in January. But this year this record was broken.
An active WD very likely to affect Northwest India during 21st to 25th Jan. Under its influence, rainfall/snowfall activity is likely to commence over Western Himalayan Region from early hours of 21st and would continue till 25th with peak activity on 23rd and 24th Jan 2023.— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) January 17, 2023
According to the weather forecast of the Meteorological Department, the cold wave will stop from Thursday. The day will be partly cloudy. There is also a possibility of light rain or drizzle during the night.
Delhi's air has again reached the 'very poor' category today. According to Safar India, there is no hope of improvement for the next three days. Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday stood at 306, which is in the 'very poor' category, in the air quality bulletin released by the Central Pollution Control Board. The AQI on Tuesday was 288, which means an increase of 18 points in 24 hours.