National capital’s AQI improves to ‘poor category’, residents feel the nip as temperature sees a dip

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Delhi’s air quality improved to ‘poor’ category with overall AQI at 286 on Tuesday morning.

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New Delhi: The national capital’s air quality improved to ‘poor’ category with overall air quality index (AQI) at 286 on Tuesday morning, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).Besides Delhi, the air quality of Gurugram also improved to ‘poor’ category with index at 266. However, Noida’s air quality remained in ‘very poor’ category on Tuesday morning with AQI at 312.

The air quality recorded at all the monitoring stations in the national capital varied from ‘poor’ to ‘very poor’ category. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.

The AQI recorded at Lodhi road was in ‘poor’ category at 221. The air quality recorded at Delhi University was in ‘very poor’ category at 326.

In Pusa, the AQI was 256, while in the Airport region it touched 280. For Mathura Road, it was 302. The air quality in the IIT Delhi region was recorded at 215 and at Dhirpur it was 323. The AQI at Ayanagar was better than other parts of Delhi in ‘moderate’ category at 180.

The air quality in Delhi is expected to worsen further on Wednesday with an estimated AQI at 332, according to SAFAR.

According to the IMD’s seven-day forecast, the minimum temperature is likely to dip to 8 degrees Celsius in the national capital by November 27.

Health experts still suggest the residents of Delhi-NCR to halt outdoor activity at early morning and after sunset times. They also asked to wear an N95 mask at all times whenever outdoors. To sensitive groups, the experts advised to avoid physical activities outdoor and indulge in indoor activities.

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