National capital Delhi’s air quality ‘very poor’

New Delhi. The air quality in the national capital remained in the ‘very poor’ category on Monday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 14.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 309 at 9 am.

The Meteorological Department has predicted partly cloudy sky during the day with the maximum temperature hovering around 28 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity rate in the city was recorded at 86 per cent at 8.30 am.

Delhi’s 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) stood at 303 on Sunday as well as on Saturday. On Friday it was 346 and on Thursday it was 295.

It is noteworthy that AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, between 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, between 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, between 201 and 300 ‘poor’, between 301 and 400 ‘very poor’. and between 401 and 500 are considered to be in the ‘severe’ range. (Language)

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