Delhi: Recent spells of rains make air cleanest since November
New Delhi: With recent spells of rains and improved wind speed, the air quality has improved drastically in the national capital. On Tuesday morning, the average hourly air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 148, in the ‘moderate’ category at 7 am.
On Monday, the AQI was recorded at 151, in the ‘moderate’ category. There was a considerable improvement in the AQI on Monday as compared to the last three days.
On January 1, the national capital’s AQI was at 441, in the ‘severe’ category; while it was 443 on January 2, also in ‘severe’ category; and it was 354 on January 3 in ‘very poor’ category.
The air is cleanest since November 27 when the AQI had touched 137. This was also first time since December 14 when city’s air was in ‘moderate’ category.
On Monday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.4 degrees Celsius which was four notches above normal and it was also the highest in last 22 days. The maximum temperature was 22.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.