Tue. Feb 27th, 2024


The nationwide capital on Saturday grappled with one other harsh chilly day to extreme chilly day for the third day in a row, accompanied by primarily clear sky throughout daylight.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that the utmost temperature reached 15.2 levels Celsius, 4 notches under the conventional for this time of yr.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) continued to register within the ‘very poor’ class at quite a few monitoring stations.

IMD forecasts point out that the town is prone to witness one other chilly day on Sunday, with the utmost temperature anticipated to hover round 16 levels Celsius.

The IMD in its bulletin stated that chilly day to extreme chilly day situations are very prone to proceed in some components over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi on Saturday and Sunday and chilly day situations on January 8.

In the midst of the chilly spell, the air high quality at Anand Vihar plummeted within the “severe” class with PM 10 at 409 and PM 2.5 at 397, within the “very poor” class, whereas the CO reached 125 and NO2 at 112, each, within the “moderate” ranges, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The AQI at ITO additionally remained in ‘very poor’ class with PM 2.5 reaching at 315 and PM 10 at 185 or ‘moderate’. The CO was recorded at 80 or ‘satisfactory’.

However, the PM 2.5 at Punjabi Bagh additionally reached 418, and PM 10 at 404, each in a “severe” class. The air high quality at Jahangirpuri monitoring station entered into ‘severe’ class with PM 2.5 at 408 and PM 10 402.

The AQI between zero and 50 is taken into account “good”; 51 and 100 “satisfactory”; 101 and 200 “moderate”; 201 and 300 “poor”; 301 and 400 “very poor”; and 401 and 500 “severe”.

The AQI on the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport station plummeted with PM 2.5 at 333, within the very poor class whereas PM 10 was at 189, within the average ranges.

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