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Delhi’s Air Quality Remains ‘Very Poor’

On Wednesday morning, Delhi continued to grapple with ‘very poor’ air quality, as the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 318, according to data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). The India Meteorological Department reported a minimum temperature of 14 degrees Celsius, four notches above the seasonal average.

The maximum temperature was expected to reach around 25 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a generally cloudy sky with a possibility of drizzle. At 9 a.m., Anand Vihar’s air quality entered the ‘very poor’ category, with PM 2.5 at 364 and PM 10 at 284, categorized as ‘poor.’ Bawana station recorded PM 2.5 at 334 in the ‘very poor’ range, and Dwarka Sector 8’s AQI was 375, labeled as ‘very poor.’

The Indira Gandhi International Airport station reported a ‘very poor’ AQI, while Okhla Phase-II had PM 2.5 at 338, PM 10 at 305, both in the ‘very poor’ category and CO at 131, categorized as ‘moderate.’ The persistently challenging air quality underscores the ongoing battle against pollution in the national capital.