The air quality in the national capital continues to remain in ‘very poor’ category as the shallow fog and mist surrounded the city on Friday morning.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) records, overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 335 at 9:13 am. The level of PM 2.5 and PM 10 in Delhi was recorded at 165 in the ‘very poor’ category and 281 in the ‘poor’ category respectively. The air quality in Noida and Gurugram was also recorded in the very poor category with AQI at 375 and 308 respectively.
SAFAR in its forecast on Wednesday had said as the minimum temperature is dropping gradually and the fog occurrence during early morning hours is likely to increase leading to deterioration in the AQI.