Delhi’s air quality was in the “extremely poor” category on Thursday morning as the weather in the city was expected to be overcast with the mercury likely to settle at 6 degrees Celsius compared to 4.4 degrees Celsius a day earlier. The maximum temperature was expected to be 24 degrees Celsius with shallow fog in the morning.
The weather in Delhi is likely to stay cloudy with shallow haze in the mornings until Saturday. Very light rain or drizzle is expected on Sunday. Cold wave conditions have abated under the impact of active western disturbances from Wednesday. The weather department declares a cool day assuming the most extreme temperature is 4.5 degrees underneath ordinary or on the other hand in the event that it is either 4.5 degrees beneath typical or under 4 degrees Celsius.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) at 7.30 remain at 387. On Thursday, the normal 24-hour AQI was 407 is in the “serious” classification. PM2.5 was the predominant pollutant in Delhi’s air.
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 poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”.
An improvement in the air quality is normal from Friday. On Tuesday, the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research said the AQI indicates extremely helpless air quality because of low blending and ventilation for the duration of the day. “Moderate wind speed and low boundary layer height, which is typical of (the) winter season, is going to keep air quality very poor for next two days. An improvement is expected due to western disturbance from 24th December.”