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Delhi air quality ‘very bad’, Cpcb data shows

Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) on Sunday was rated “very poor”, according to real-time data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The 24-hour average AQI in Delhi was recorded at 305. Faridabad recorded an AQI of 311, Ghaziabad 294, Gurgaon 277 and Noida 266.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very bad”, and 401 and 500 “severe”. According to the air quality monitoring agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences SAFAR, for the next two days, the wind speed should be favorable for the dispersion of pollutants, while the maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to drop. .

Delhi on Sunday recorded a maximum temperature of 25.6 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal, while the minimum temperature stood at 11.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The relative humidity recorded at 5:30 p.m. was 95 percent.

The meteorological office predicted partly cloudy skies on Monday and shallow fog in the morning, with high and low temperatures likely to be around 25 degrees Celsius and 12 degrees Celsius respectively.

First publication: STI


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