Delhi records maximum temperature of 34.3 deg Celsius

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New Delhi, Mar 20 (PTI) Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 34.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday, four notches above the normal, the India Meteorological Department said.

The minimum temperature settled at 16.8 degrees Celsius.

On Friday, the minimum temperature stood at 19.4 degrees Celsius, the highest this season so far. Light rain is likely on Tuesday, the IMD said.

The air quality was recorded in the 'poor' category. The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) was 234, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.

An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 severe, while an AQI above 500 falls in the severe-plus category. PTI GVS SNE