Delhi’s air quality remains ‘poor’;  AQI recorded above 300 in some areas.  Details here

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Delhi’s air quality remains ‘poor’; AQI recorded above 300 in some areas. Details here – Gudstory

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Delhi AQI: The overall air quality in the national capital remained in the ‘poor’ category with an overall AQI of 204 at 10:30 am on Sunday, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR-India). According to SAFAR, Lodhi Road recorded AQI 232, indicating ‘poor’ level, while Gurugram, Noida recorded ‘moderate air’ with AQI 169 and 139 respectively.

With the overall AQI being in the ‘poor’ category, many areas also witnessed ‘very poor air’ with AQI above 300. According to SAFAR, both Delhi University and Pusa recorded AQI 303, while the airport (T3) recorded 232. According to Central Pollution Control Board data, AQI was recorded at 341 in Anand Vihar, 323 in Wazirpur at 10:30 am. 220 AQI was recorded in areas like Alipur, 206 in Aya Nagar, 264 in Burari Crossing, 201 in ITO.

According to the AQI scale, air quality tests between 0 and 50 as “good”, between 51 and 100 as “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 as “moderate”, 201 and 300 as “poor”, 301 and 400 as “very”. It is believed. Poor”, and 401 and 450 are “Severe” and “Severe+” when the AQI exceeds 450.

Talking about the weather in the national capital, the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 21.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday morning, which is two degrees more than the season’s average. According to IMD, the relative humidity on Sunday morning was 75 percent.

The IMD has predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of very light rain or drizzle in the evening.

The national capital witnessed ‘moderate’ category air quality till yesterday, when the AQI dropped to 266. Air Quality Index (AQI) is a mechanism used for effective communication of air quality conditions in terms that are easy for people to understand. There are six categories of AQI, namely good satisfactory, moderately polluted, poor, very poor and severe. These categories are decided based on ambient concentration values ​​of air pollutants and their potential health effects (known as health breakpoints).

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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Updated: October 15, 2023, 10:54 am IST


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