Delhi’s air quality worsens again due to a drastic fall in wind speed and triggering the rapid accumulation of pollutants resulting in a layer of smog visibility across the city. On Wednesday the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi is recorded as 359, which makes the air quality of national capital again in the category of ‘very poor’. However, it was 300 on Tuesday, while 234 on Monday and on Sunday, it was in a ‘moderate’ category having AQI 197. Today the Air Quality Index of Delhi is recorded as 478 at 8:00 AM, which is hazardous for people.
According to the reports given by the India Meteorological Department, the temperature is gradually dropping and the slow wind speed is largely responsible for the hazy condition of the smog in NCR. “Fog along with local emissions is resulting smog and the calm conditions are not allowing the pollutants to get dispersed. The wind speed, which was 15-16 km/hour a couple of days back, is now become slow as 5-6 km/hour,” a senior MeT department scientist, Kuldeep Srivastava said.
On Thursday, the sky is cloudy sky for the day with dense fog in the morning and mist during the day. The maximum and minimum temperatures for the NCR is settled at 23 and 11 degrees Celsius, according to officials.
The worse air quality index of Delhi include Anand Vihar (PM2.5 500 units) in east Delhi, Shadipur (458 units) and Punjabi Bagh (428 units) in west Delhi, ITO (453unnits), Lodhi Road (419) in central Delhi, Siri Fort (443 units) and R.K. Puram (395 units) in south Delhi, while in Delhi Technical University (468 units), and Noida’s Sector 125 (319units). However, the air quality index of Ghaziabad’s Vasundhra (440 units).
The System of Air Quality, Weather Forecasting, and Research also rated Delhi’s air quality as “very poor”, and people are advised to avoid physical activity outdoors again after a five days breather.