At 35.2 degrees Celsius, Delhi records hottest day so far this year

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Delhi: The highest temperature was recorded in the national capital on Thursday, six degrees above normal and the highest so far this year, the Indian Meteorological Department said. The minimum temperature is three degrees above normal, at 1.2.2 degrees Celsius. Light rain, hail and hurricane-force winds are likely overnight, the IMD said.

The mercury is expected to stabilize at about 35 degrees Celsius over the next three to four days, it said.

The air quality in the national capital was recorded in the ‘poor’ category. The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) was 242, according to real-time data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered ‘poor’, 301-400 is considered ‘very poor’ and 401-500 is considered ‘severe’, while an AQII above 500 falls into the ‘severe plus’ category.

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