Delhi's air quality likely to turn 'poor' on Monday: SAFAR
The nationwide capital’s air high quality was recorded within the “moderate” class on Sunday morning, and it’s prone to flip “poor” on Monday attributable to decreasing temperatures and gradual wind pace.
The metropolis recorded an air high quality index (AQI) of 174 at 10:30 am which falls within the “moderate” class. On Saturday, the 24-hour common AQI was 189.
An AQI between 0 and 50 is taken into account ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘passable’, 101 and 200 ‘average’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘extreme’.
“As predicted, the PM2.5 contribution (in pollution) is increasing, which is a characteristic of winters. The air quality is likely to deteriorate to the lower end of poor quality on Monday,” the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) mentioned.
PM2.5 is tiny particulate matter lower than 2.5 microns in diameter. It can enter deep into the lungs and even into the bloodstream.
It mentioned a rise in farm fires was noticed round Punjab, Haryana and neighbouring border areas and it’s prone to influence Delhi within the coming days.
Pawan Gupta, a senior scientist at Universities Space Research Association, NASA, mentioned farm fires had been noticed in additional districts of Punjab. Fires in Uttar Pradesh have additionally began exhibiting up, he mentioned.
Also, there’s a marked dip in minimal temperatures recorded in Delhi. On Sunday, it settled at 18.5 levels Celsius, three notches under regular.
The minimal temperature is prone to drop to 18 levels Celsius by Wednesday.
Low temperatures and stagnant winds assist in accumulation of pollution close to the bottom, affecting air high quality.
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