New Delhi: Delhi's air quality was recorded in the poor category on the second consecutive day on Monday morning, while the minimum temperature recorded was 8 degree Celsius, a notch below the season's average. Relative humidity was recorded at 85 percent.
As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the national capital's air quality index (AQI) at 7.43 am stood at 283 which deteriorated to 286 at 9.40 am.
The AQI at Noida was recorded at 280, Ghaziabad at 319, Greater Noida at 299, while at Gururgam and Faridabad, the AQI stood at 142 and 242 respectively.
On Sunday, Delhi's AQI at 9 am stood at 275 which falls in the 'poor' category.
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An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactoctory, 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.