On Saturday morning, the capital city and its surrounding regions experienced heavy rain and thunderstorms, which helped to improve the situation.
The national capital Delhi’s air quality has improved from ‘poor’ to’moderate,’ according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) reading of 132. On Saturday morning, the capital city and its surrounding regions experienced heavy rain and thunderstorms, which helped to improve the situation. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), thunderstorms with moderate to severe intensity rain are expected to hit parts of the NCR, Palwal, Aurangabad, Tizara, and Alwar.
Furthermore, air pollution in the Noida area is in the’moderate’ category, with an AQI of 110, while air quality in Gurugram is also in the’moderate’ category, with an AQI of 156. According to government officials, an AQI of zero to 50 is considered ‘good,’ 51 to 100 is considered’satisfactory,’ 101 to 200 is considered’moderate,’ 201 to 300 is considered ‘poor,’ 301 to 400 is considered’very poor,’ and 401 to 500 is considered’severe.’
Delhi’s air quality is expected to deteriorate.
Furthermore, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality in the country’s capital improved to ‘poor’ from’very poor’ on Friday, a day after Delhi experienced light rain, with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 273. Air quality is expected to deteriorate again starting January 9 due to a gradual drop in maximum and minimum temperatures, as well as wind speed, all of which contribute to limited pollution dispersion.
According to the India Meteorological Department, no cold wave conditions are expected in northern India for the next 6-7 days. Furthermore, the IMD forecasted on Wednesday that western disturbances will likely leave the country’s northern region on January 8 or 9, resulting in milder weather.
According to Senior IMD Scientist RK Jenamani, who spoke to ANI, “The western disturbance is expected to dissipate…but the greatest impact will be felt on January 9 in Madhya Pradesh and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. From the 9th of January onwards, we haven’t seen any other western disturbances in our monitoring. The weather will improve after that.”