Air pollution: Delhi air unbreathable, may worsen today


Air pollution: Delhi air unbreathable, may worsen today

Air quality in Delhi deteriorated to emergency category once again with the levels of ultrafine pollutants PM 10 and PM 2.5 rising to 865 and 796 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively, in the early hours of Friday.

The western disturbance occurring throughout northwest India has left the atmosphere cloudy and an isolated drizzle is expected in Delhi on Saturday. This, according to experts, would only worsen the condition as lesser rainfall will not wash out the pollutants but would increase humidity.

However, the air quality is expected to get better from Sunday, as per an assessment report by System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (Safar) because the wind speed is expected to pick up from Saturday. Read More

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