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Ahead of New year, AQI in Delhi turns ‘Severe’ again

The air quality in national capital declined further and plunged to the “severe” category with the AQI crossing 430-mark on Tuesday.

Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded 433 with PM10 at 269 and PM2.5 at 281, this Tuesday morning. According to the data provided by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) the air quality was in ‘severe’ category in Anand Vihar and at 372 in ‘very poor’ category in RK Puram and at 408 in ‘severe’ category in area around India Gate.

While maximum temperature was recorded at 11 degree Celsius, minimum temperature marked at 3 degree in the national capital.

Delhi is experiencing record-breaking winters and is set to experience another bad weather day. As predicted by the MET department, Delhi woke up in blanket of fog on the day last year of 2019, ending the year on a chilling note.

The national capital broke records with longest cold december this year. The temperature dropped to a 119-year low and dense fog kept the city enveloped for almost 10 hours.

 

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