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Delhi air quality has no hopes, quality remains poor on Monday as well

Delhi air quality stayed had a poor status even on Monday morning where as it was expected to have clear skies. According to the Central Air Pollution Control Commission, the hourly air quality index (AQI) was 237 at 7 am. The average 24-hour AQI on Sunday was 232.

If AQI is between zero and 50 then it is considered as ‘good’, 51 and 100 counts under ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 directs towards ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 suggests ‘poor’, 301 and 400 indicates ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 confirms ‘severe’.

Coarse particles (size > 2.5 micrometers) make up 53% of PM10, according to the government’s monitoring agency, System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research on Monday. “Over the next three days… the maximum wind speed is ~4-12 km/h, which is likely to cause a moderate dispersion, and the AQI is likely to be within ‘moderate’ or ‘bottom of bad’ due to dry weather. Moderate temperatures (~ 31-32°C) and the height of the mixed bed (~1.0-1.5 km) maintain adequate ventilation.”

Monday’s minimum temperature is expected to be 19 degrees Celsius and the highest temperature is expected to be 32 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature on Sunday was 19.1 degrees and the highest was 32.6 degrees.

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