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Delhi Air quality drops to ‘moderate’ category with AQI docking at 193

The air pollution level in the national capital increased slightly a day after registering improvement in the air quality. Delhi had recorded ‘satisfactory’ air quality in the last two days thanks to heavy rains that washed off pollutants.

However, on Wednesday morning, the air quality turned to the ‘moderate’ category with AQI docking at 193, according to the latest estimates updated by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

The air quality in Gurugram has also slipped to the ‘moderate’ category, with AQI at 105. Meanwhile, the air quality in Noida has slipped to the ‘poor’ category. The AQI in the region stands at 211.

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As per the government agencies, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

Meanwhile, the national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 6.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the normal, while the air quality was in the ‘poor’ category earlier this week.

The maximum temperature was 18.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, they said. Relative humidity at 5.30 pm was 78 per cent. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted foggy days through the week.

(With inputs from agencies)

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