Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category; city likely to receive light rain till evening

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research, the air quality in the national capital remained in the’very poor’ category on Friday (SAFAR). The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) is 353, which indicates poor air quality. The air quality index (AQI) was 318 yesterday.

Government agencies classify an AQI between zero and fifty as ‘good,’ 51 to one hundred as “satisfactory,” 100 to 200 as “moderate,” 201 to three hundred as ‘poor,’ 301 to 400 as “very poor,” and 500 to one hundred fifty as “severe.”

“Today’s air quality index (AQI) is’very poor.’

The air quality index (AQI) is expected to remain in the’very poor’ category tomorrow due to the fact that the temperature and wind speed are expected to remain nearly unchanged. It is expected to rain on January 22 and 23, with gusty winds causing wet deposition and strong dispersion, resulting in a significant improvement in the air quality index (AQI) to ‘Poor,’ according to the National Weather Service “Read the SAFAR’s daily bulletin for more information.

According to the India Meteorological Department, moderate fog blanketed the capital city this morning, with visibility of 700 metres reported at Palam and 200 metres at Safdarjung.

“Moderate fog is reported in Delhi (visibility at SFD 200 m and Palam 700 m),” the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted today.

According to the IMD, light rain is expected to fall in the national capital until the evening.

Additionally, the National Weather Service predicted light rainfall for the national capital and surrounding areas between January 21 and January 23. Northwest India is expected to experience a 2-4 degree Celsius increase in minimum temperatures around the same time period.

The Northern Railway reported that several Delhi-bound trains were delayed on Friday morning due to a blanket of dense fog that blanketed the nation’s capital and caused poor visibility, according to the Northern Railway.

There are 21 Delhi-bound trains that are running late as a result of the fog, according to Northern Railway, including the Puri New Delhi Purushottam Express, the Gaya New Delhi Mahabodhi Express, the Saharsa New Delhi Express, the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express, the Prayagraj-New Delhi Poorva Express, the Chennai-New Delhi Express, and the Lucknow-New Delhi Express.

Today’s minimum temperature in the city was 10 degrees Celsius at 8:30 a.m., according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while the maximum temperature is forecasted to reach 18 degrees Celsius.

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