Delhi records minimum temperature of 15.1 degrees Celsius, air quality stays poor

- October 26, 2023
| By : Patriot Bureau |

The recorded AQI was 252, which falls in the ‘poor air quality’ category

SOURCE: Delhi has many leading sources of air pollution like traffic, construction, pollution which is coming into the city from beyond the administrative boundaries, open waste running

The national capital on Thursday experienced a minimum temperature of 15.1 degrees Celsius, slightly below the usual for this season.

The air quality was classified as poor, with an air quality index (AQI) of 252 in the morning. Relative humidity stood at 69 percent, according to the weather department, which also forecasted mainly clear skies for the day.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered “good”, 51-100 “satisfactory”, 101-200 “moderate”, 201-300 “poor”, 301-400 “very poor” and 401-500 “severe”. An AQI above 500 falls in the “severe plus” category.

Earlier, on Wednesday, the overall air quality in Delhi was recorded in the ‘moderate’ category, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 190, as per SAFAR-India.

Meanwhile, to reduce pollution in the national capital, an anti-pollution drive is also going to start today. (With inputs from PTI)