The Fact News Service

‘Very poor’ air quality in Delhi as winds slow down

New Delhi, November 24

Delhi’s air quality slipped into the very poor category on Wednesday morning as low temperatures and slow surface winds allowed accumulation of pollutants.

The city’s air quality index (AQI) read 357 at 9 am.

According to the India Meteorological Department, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 9.2 degrees Celsius, the lowest this season so far. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 27 degrees Celsius.

Strong winds on Sunday and Monday had led to an improvement in the air quality.

The 24-hour average AQI read 290 on Tuesday, the second best AQI reading this month since November 1 (281).

Delhi has seen very poor or severe air quality on the rest of the days.

Neighbouring Faridabad (348), Ghaziabad (346), Greater Noida (329), Gurugram (308) and Noida (320) also saw a dip in the air quality on Wednesday morning.