Air pollution: The air quality in Delhi remained in the ‘very poor’ category with the air quality index (AQI) clocking the value of 344 at 8 am on Thursday, as per the date shared by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Although the air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category, the AQI improved marginally at 344 on Thursday from its previous day's index value of 375. The authorities, however, say no major improvement is expected from air pollution till Sunday (November 21).
According to the Central Pollution Control Board's Sameer App, Faridabad (354), Ghaziabad (364), Greater Noida (324), Gurugram (325) and Noida (333) also recorded their air quality in the ‘very poor’ category at 8 am on Thursday.
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 minimum temperature of Delhi was recorded at 10.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
On November 17, Delhi recorded the season's lowest minimum temperature so far at 9.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal. The IMD has predicted partly cloudy and hazy sky in the day. The maximum temperature of the day is likely to hover around 27 degrees Celsius, weather office said.
IMD officials said that the relative humidity was recorded at 82 per cent at 5.30 am. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature settled at 27.4 degrees Celsius.
-PTC News with inputs from agencies