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Delhi: Air quality improves to 'Moderate'

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 March 2019, 11:44 IST

Following light rain and thunderstorm, the air pollution level in the national capital settled in the 'Moderate' category on Sunday.

The Air Quality Index was docking at 152 at 8:00 am in the morning. The minimum and maximum temperatures were recorded at 14 and 28-degree Celsius respectively. The relative humidity will oscillate between 80 per cent to 89 per cent.

"These rain activities were due to induced Cyclonic Circulation over western parts of Rajasthan and a trough was extending from this system up till northwest Uttar Pradesh. So, these weather activities were more prominent over northern parts of Delhi. Isolated rains were also observed over Safdarjung," said Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi and its surrounding regions are likely to witness light to moderate rain and thundershower activities with gusty strong winds to follow.

Experts have further predicted that the pollution level might increase marginally in the next 24-36 hours.


First published: 10 March 2019, 11:44 IST