The nationwide capital’s air high quality was recorded within the “moderate” class on Saturday, and is prone to flip “poor” in two days as a consequence of reducing temperatures and sluggish wind pace. Delhi’s 24-hour common air high quality index was recorded at 189 on Saturday. It was 180 on Friday.
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) stated.
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 stated a rise in farm fires was noticed on Friday round Punjab, Haryana and neighbouring border areas and it’s prone to impression Delhi within the coming days.
Also, there’s a marked dip in minimal temperatures recorded in Delhi. On Saturday, it settled at 20.3 levels Celsius, which was a notch under regular.
The minimal temperature is prone to drop to 19 levels Celsius by Wednesday.
Low temperatures and stagnant winds assist in the buildup of pollution close to the bottom, affecting air high quality.
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