Delhiites woke up to a sweet surprise today morning as the air quality seems to have come in good terms with the city. Delhi pollution has come down to ‘satisfactory’ category in most places of the region for the first time in the month of November. Today morning, the overall AQI of Delhi was recorded at 97, which is the cleanest air Delhi has breathed this month.
This improvement is due to the fairly widespread rain and thundershower activities over the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan as well as scattered rain and thundershower activities over Delhi and NCR. Now, the winds will change direction and start blowing from Northwest direction. Already the weather has cleared up over Punjab, Haryana and North Rajasthan. Cleaner air from this area is blowing towards Delhi and NCR which has further improved the pollution levels of Delhi as the pollutants over the neighbouring states have been washed away by continuous rains since two to three days.
Now, we do not expect pollution to increase much over Delhi and NCR. However, there may be a marginal rise as the winds will become weak after 24 hours. This is when the pollution levels will plunge to ‘moderate’ category.
So, the worst is over for Delhi and NCR in terms of air quality. Now, Delhi NCR will breathe easy as Northwesterly winds will continue for at least the next three to four days, before the Himalayas are approached by another active Western Disturbance.
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