Delhi Pollution is back with dense layer of Smog, AQI slips to “very severe”

The day next to Deepawali has been a very severe one on account of Air Quality Index. On Thursday early morning, the AQI was in poor category but as the day progressed dense layer smog engulfed Delhi NCR. The AQI has now slipped into “very severe” category, crossing the values beyond 800 at many places.

As per SAFAR, the current overall AQI for the national capital is around 600 which is very severe. Not only the burning of crackers has been responsible for this, but weather has also taken a U-turn.

As per Skymet Weather, moderate winds have now replaced with calm and light winds and they are continuously changing their direction. Due to this, the pollution levels have risen by a whooping figure.

On Thursday morning the humidity levels were high around 82% and they too have contributed in increased levels of pollution. Due to all these factors like light winds, low temperatures, increased humidity levels, the pollution levels witnessed a spike.

What is more worrying is the fact we do not expect any relief as pollutants would continue to linger around the earth surface for the coming 2-3 days.

As per the latest data, AQI at Delhi University has crossed the mark of 900 which is very severe, followed by Noida at 820 and Pitampura at 745.

We strictly advise people to avoid venturing out in open, particularly children and elderly people. Present conditions can be declared as health emergency specially people with respiratory diseases.

Image Credit: Ars Technica

Please Note: Any information picked from here must be attributed to

Weather on Twitter
In #Rajasthan due to weather activities, some relief is expected from the #hot and #dry weather conditions in the r…
Tuesday, April 23 21:15Reply
पंजाब का साप्ताहिक मौसम पूर्वानुमान (23 से 29 अप्रैल)
Tuesday, April 23 21:00Reply
Weather Forecast April 24
Tuesday, April 23 20:45Reply
It seems that the wait for season’s maiden #cyclonic storm is going to end soon. #cyclonefani
Tuesday, April 23 20:30Reply
Rising sea levels will become a big problem for the city of #Chennai in less than a century from now.
Tuesday, April 23 20:00Reply
ओड़ीशा, छत्तीसगढ़, तेलंगाना, आंध्रा तथा कर्नाटक के कुछ भागों में गरज के साथ बारिश की संभावना
Tuesday, April 23 19:15Reply
24 अप्रैल का मौसम पूर्वानुमान
Tuesday, April 23 19:00Reply
#Puducherry, the French escapade of India
Tuesday, April 23 18:56Reply
The northern districts of #Punjab like Pathankot, #Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, #Ludhiana and #Chandigarh might…
Tuesday, April 23 18:30Reply
RT @Mpalawat: Both observatories of #Delhi have crossed 40 degree today. #Palam recorded highest of the season with a #Maximum of 42.5 degr…
Tuesday, April 23 18:27Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try