New Delhi: According to Central Pollution Control Board’s data, Delhi’s air quality remained in the severe category on Saturday with an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 418 as compared to 432 on Friday.
According to Indian Meterological Department (IMD) officials, the air quality is likely to improve on Sunday as wind speed is expected to pick up.
On Saturday, the maximum temperature was 18 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal, and the minimum was 9.5 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal.
Meanwhile, the minimum temperature is likely to dip next week and could touch 5 degree Celsius by December 26.
The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) has forecast highly favourable conditions for fog formation in the next two days. “AQI is likely to improve to the higher end of the ‘very poor’ category due to wind speed picking up,” SAFAR said.
Over 60 flights were delayed due to dense fog on Friday and Saturday. Visibility in Safdarjung and Palam areas was 300 metres and 350 metres at 5.30 am. It fell to 200 metres in Safdarjung and 100 metres in Palam by 8.30 am.