Delhi air quality “very poor”; to get “severe” tomorrow

Delhi air quality
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New Delhi (NVI): For the third consecutive day today, the overall air quality in Delhi remained in the “very poor” category, which will get “severe” by tomorrow.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital stood at 350, which will deteriorate marginally by late evening today.

It added that by tomorrow, the AQI will touch the “severe” category at some places of the national capital. However, the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) will still be “very poor”.

The SAFAR forecast suggests a decrease in wind speed and ventilation coefficient for the next three days.

The AQI in Chandini Chowk was in the “severe” category with PM2.5 of 425, at Mathura Road the PM2.5 was 394 while the neighbouring Noida recorded a PM2.5 of 418 which falls in the “severe” category.