The air quality in New Delhi is currently labeled as “very poor”, but its AQI (Air Quality Index) is expected to reduce after thunderstorms will hit the capital.
The information was provided by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research Institute (SAFAR).
Last week, the AQI of New Delhi was at 389. The number falls in the “very poor” category.
Categories in the AQI:
- 0-50 = good
- 51-100 = satisfactory
- 101-200 = moderate
- 201-399 = poor
- 400 = very poor
- 401-500 = severe
The recent AQI of New Delhi was recorded by the Central Pollution Control Board.
A statement released by SAFAR said, “Moisture incursion from the Arabian Sea is ongoing and it is leading to increased thunderstorm activity in northwest India. Thunderstorms with gusty winds can lead to sudden peaking of dust in isolated places for a brief period of time in northwest India including Delhi.”