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Diwali aftermath: Air quality Index for Delhi recorded 'severe', commuters complain of low visibility

Speed News Desk | First published: 31 October 2016, 11:44 IST
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The air quality Index for Delhi was recorded 'severe' a day after the Diwali celebrations as a thick blanket of smog engulfed the national capital a day after Diwali festivities, leading to poor visibility conditions across Delhi.

The weather office reported shallow to moderate levels of fog in many parts of the city. Safdarjung observatory recorded visibility at 200 metres. The air quality Index for Delhi was recorded 'severe', 500 particulate matter, from Safdarjung, whereas 463 in Harayana, Sector-16 and Faridabad.

The formation of smog - the combination of smoke and fog - can be attributed to last night's incessant fireworks during Diwali festivities.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 15.5 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year, while the maximum is likely to be around 31 degrees Celsius.

However the officials have affirmed that the sky will be clear in the latter part of the day, an official said.

Humidity was recorded on the higher end of the scale at 94% at 8:30 am.

--With Agency inputs

First published: 31 October 2016, 11:44 IST
 
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