Delhi air quality reaches 'moderate' levels after rains; at least 12 inbound trains delayed due to fog

  • After receiving rains for the two consecutive days, the air quality in Delhi significantly improved on Friday

  • According to Skymet weather, Delhi pollution will sustain this level for the next 24 hours

  • However, it will not upgrade to ‘satisfactory’ level because rains have taken a backseat now

New Delhi: After receiving rains for the two consecutive days, the air quality in Delhi significantly improved on Friday, with Air Quality Index (AQI) docking at 121 at in the morning.

 Delhi air quality reaches moderate levels after rains; at least 12 inbound trains delayed due to fog

Representational image. AP

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and between 401 and 500 'severe'.

According to Skymet weather, Delhi pollution will sustain this level for the next 24 hours. However, it will not upgrade to ‘satisfactory’ level because rains have taken a backseat now, as a result of the significant weather system moving away. However, the remnants of this system will continue scattered showers in parts of Punjab and Haryana for another 24 hours.

However, a thick blanket of fog continues to engulf the capital and its surrounding region due to low wind speed. At least 12 trains towards Delhi were delayed on Friday due to low visibility conditions, according to Indian Railways.

Today, the minimum and maximum temperatures recorded in Delhi was 14 degrees and 27 degrees Celsius respectively. The humidity in the region throughout the day will oscillate between 80 and 83 percent, said India Meteorological Department.

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Updated Date: Feb 22, 2019 10:57:42 IST