Beware As Smog Levels Are On The Rise In Delhi With AQI Falling In The 'Severe' Category Again
We’re well into the month of November and during this time of the year we generally see a rise in the pollution levels as well, don’t we? After a momentary respite from the smog, the air quality of the city is expected to take a turn for the worse once again and here’s everything you need to know about this.
Pollution Alert | The air quality of Delhi deteriorated on Monday, the 11th of November moving towards the ‘very poor’ category which has been attributed to the falling temperatures. Moreover, the blowing of the wind is said to be bringing the pollutants from farm fires in the neighbouring states. This might result in the city landing in the severe zone again by Wednesday, the 13th of November.
Officials have said the minimum temperature in the city might drop by 2-3 degrees celsius which could result in the rise in smog. The Air Quality Index (AQI) rose from 321 on Sunday to 360 on Monday and by 11 PM, the same had risen to an alarming 381! According to experts, this increase is a result of ground speed of wind which is pretty low and the change in its direction which is not just bringing in the pollution but the cold waves from the snow-capped Himalayas!
The quality might degrade further till November 14 while the wind speed is said to rise from November 15 - 17. Let’s hope the smog level doesn’t increase any more!
Sourced Via Hindustan Times