Delhi Air Pollution: AQI improves to ‘poor’ category; likely to slip down to ‘very poor’

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The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) claims that Delhi’s air quality has entered into ‘poor’ from ‘severe’; thereby finally showing some improvement.

According to the reports,

  • PM10 was recorded in 166: ‘Moderate’ category
  • PM2.5 was in 101: ‘Poor’ category.
  • Overall AQI lies in ‘Poor’ category.

SAFAR forecasted on Thursday that the air quality is likely to slip down to ‘very poor’ from Saturday, as rainfall wash-out effect’s impact is mostly over and all the other weather conditions are adverse.

Delhi recorded its best air quality on Thursday. It fell under the ‘moderate’ category in more than 2 months after the rains washed away pollutants.

This happened after Monday and Tuesday being the worst breathing days of the month with AQI levels reaching the dismal “severe” category, between 401-500.

The improvement in the air quality on Thursday can be attributed to the overnight fresh showers in the capital and NCR.


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