Rains improve air quality in Delhi 

at 2:46 pm
Light rains in Delhi
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New Delhi (NVI): With some parts of Delhi receiving light rains on November 7, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the national capital region is likely to receive light rains tomorrow also. 

This change in weather conditions will give further respite from the choking air as the air quality is likely to improve from the “Poor” to moderate category.  

However, SAFAR said that there will be a marginal deterioration to the poor category and further deterioration to the very poor category due to change in wind direction to northwesterly and plume intrusion by November 9.  

“Improvement in AQI to the moderate category is expected by November 7 evening unless the rainfall is too low and high moisture and cloudy condition induce stagnation and slow secondary aerosol formation, but it is less likely,” said SAFAR in the statement.  

The SAFAR also said that the change in wind direction from south and its interaction with upper air westerly trough is likely to produce fairly widespread rainfall throughout northwest India. 

Some areas of southeast Delhi witnessed heavy rain while southwest Delhi, Noida and other parts witnessed light rains, according to reports.