Delhi's air quality remains in 'very poor' category; minimum temperature slips to 9.8 degrees Celsius

The 24-hour average air quality index read 329. It stood at 389 on Monday. The National Capital had recorded air quality in the severe category for three days on the trot

Press Trust of India November 30, 2021 16:25:14 IST
Delhi's air quality remains in 'very poor' category; minimum temperature slips to 9.8 degrees Celsius

Representational image. News18

New Delhi: Delhi's air quality remained in the very poor category on Tuesday even as the minimum temperature slipped to 9.8 degrees Celsius.

The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) read 329. It stood at 389 on Monday. The city had recorded air quality in the severe category for three days on the trot.

Delhi had recorded a marginal improvement in air quality due to favourable wind speed. The neighbouring cities also saw some improvement in AQI compared to the readings the previous day, with some moving to poor from very poor.

Faridabad (recorded 274), Ghaziabad (291), Greater Noida (272), Gurgaon (346) and Noida (298).

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

The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday said the minimum temperature in the morning was recorded at 9.8 degrees Celsius.The relative humidity was around 88 percent at 9.30 am.

The national capital on 17 November had recorded the lowest minimum temperature of the season so far at 9.6 degrees Celsius.

Delhi on Monday had recorded a minimum temperature of 10.3 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature had stood at 26.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below the normal.

The maximum temperature on Tuesday is likely to settle around 26 degrees Celsius, according to IMD.

The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor SAFAR on Monday had indicated that favourable local surface wind speed on Tuesday is likely to bring slight relief.

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday had said the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi will continue till further orders in view of the high air pollution levels.

The ban on the entry of trucks barring those engaged in essential services will continue till 7 December, while CNG and electric trucks will be allowed to enter Delhi, Rai said after a review meeting with officials of departments concerned.

Updated Date:

also read

Avoid these routes: Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory for Republic Day parade rehearsal
India

Avoid these routes: Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory for Republic Day parade rehearsal

According to the advisory, Republic Day parade rehearsals will be held on Rajpath on 17, 18, 20 and 21 January from Vijay Chowk to India Gate

Delhi bomb scare: Two unattended bags found in Trilokpuri, but police say nothing suspicious
India

Delhi bomb scare: Two unattended bags found in Trilokpuri, but police say nothing suspicious

The bomb scare comes just days after an improvised explosive device (IED) stuffed with RDX was found inside an unattended bag at Delhi's Ghazipur flower market

UP Assembly polls: How Jewar International Airport could be gamechanger for SP and BJP
Politics

UP Assembly polls: How Jewar International Airport could be gamechanger for SP and BJP

While the BJP believes that the airport would be an ideal example of their 'sabka saath, sabka vikas' plank at the polls, the SP-RLD see it as a way to woo disgrutled villagers