The air quality becomes “moderate” because the maximum temperature improves ventilation, the AQI stops at 190

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New Delhi: With the increase in maximum temperature, the level of air pollution in the nation’s capital has decreased. Air quality improved further on Thursday morning and moved to the “moderate” category with an AQI touching 190, according to the latest estimates updated by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

“Moderate” air in Delhi

According to SAFAR estimates updated as of 6 a.m., several areas of the national capital, including Delhi University, Pusa, Lodhi Road and Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal 3), recorded poor air quality. air in the “moderate” category with an AQI of 186, 180, 176 and 180 respectively. However, some areas of the nation’s capital, including Mathura Road, recorded very bad air with an AQI of 232.

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According to SAFAR, an AQI between 51 and 100 is considered “satisfactory” or “very good”, 101-200 is “moderate”, 201-300 falls into the “poor” category. While 300-400 is considered “very low”, levels between 401 and 500 fall into the “dangerous” category.

SAFAR AQI forecast

“Delhi air quality on Wednesday was in the ‘below to poor’ air quality range. Over the next 3 days (March 17, 18, 19), the AQI is likely to deteriorate, but in the limit of “poor” because wind speeds (ventilation. March 20, the AQI is expected to improve and is likely to be in the “Bad” category due to the relatively moderate wind speed which improves pollutant dispersion, according to a statement from SAFAR.

Moderate air in the NCR

Air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) has also improved significantly. Both Gurugram and Noida recorded air quality in the “moderate” categories with an AQI of 149 and 193 respectively on Thursday morning.

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