Delhi air quality falls in to “severe” category, dense fog captures the capital

Delhi, smog, fog
Cloud of dense fog has captured the whole of Delhi
Delhi, smog, fog
Cloud of dense fog has captured the whole of Delhi

A thick layer of fog floated over the national capital on Wednesday morning while the temperature was 8.0 degree Celsius at 5.30 am as recorded Delhi’s Palam. In the interim, the general Air Quality Index (AQI) of the city dove into the extreme classification with a count of 404 in the early hours.

The AQI in different parts Delhi including Delhi University, Delhi Airport and Lodhi Road was recorded in the “severe” category today morning.

An AQI somewhere in the range of zero and 50 is considered “acceptable”, 51 and 100 “agreeable”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”.

The city’s normal air quality record (AQI) on Tuesday was 418, which falls in the severe catregory. It was 332 on Monday, 321 on Sunday and 290 on Saturday.

As indicated by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), 8.0 degree Celsius temperature was recorded in Delhi’s Palam at 5:30 am today, which is probably going to fall by 0.8 degree Celsius during the coming 24 hours.

Safdarjung recorded 5.6 degree Celsius temperature which is probably going to fall by 1.6 degree Celsius during the following 24 hours, IMD expressed.

Delhi is probably going to record at least 4 degrees Celsius temperature today, as per IMD.

Different pieces of Delhi including Jhansi Road and Dayabasti, Indira Gandhi International Airport and ITO saw a thick layer of fog this morning.

“Fall in minimum temperature by one to three degree Celsius over certain pieces of fields of northwest India and central India during the following two days. No critical change in least temperature over certain pieces of West India during the following 24 hours and ascend by a few degree Celsius from that point for the resulting three days. No critical change in temperatures over remaining parts of the country during the following few days,” as indicated by the IMD announcement.

Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions at disconnected pockets likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh on 23rd and 24th December, the climate guaging organization has anticipated.

“Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions at disengaged pockets likely over Odisha on 23rd December; over East Uttar Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Telangana on 23rd December 2020,” said IMD.

“Moderate to Dense mist toward the beginning of the day hours at segregated pockets likely over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi on 23rd and thick to thick haze in the first part of the day hours at disconnected pockets likely over a similar area during 24th-26th December 2020,” IMD added.

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