Air quality continues to remain ‘severe’ in Delhi

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New Delhi, Nov 7 : The overall air quality in Delhi remained in the ‘severe’ category for the third consecutive day, the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) data showed on Sunday.

As per SAFAR, the overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 433.

However, it has said the air quality is likely to improve by Monday.

“Air quality is likely to improve to the upper end of the very poor category by Sunday and further in next two days,” according to SAFAR forecast.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, “The air quality over Delhi-NCT is likely to improve on Sunday and reach in upper end of very poor category. The air quality is likely to improve further but remain in Very poor category on Monday and Tuesday.”

PM2.5 to be the predominant pollutant, it said.

The IMD said significant increase in crop residue burning fire points in Punjab (3,942), Haryana (219) and UP (208) was observed on Saturday.

According to the IMD, the minimum temperature was recorded at 14.2 degree Celsius in the National Capital on Sunday.

The weather department has forecast partly cloudy sky during the day time and the maximum temperature is likely to settle at 28 degree Celsius.


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