Delhi wakes up to light rain; witnessed thunderstorm, gusty winds


NEW DELHI: The people in the national capital on Wednesday witnessed a light rain, thunderstorm and gusty winds.

According to the report from the IMD, the western disturbance and its interaction with a cyclonic circulation is likely to cause rain accompanied by thunderstorm and hailstorm.

Even after the rain, there is no improvement in air quality and it continued to ‘very poor’ category.

The experts predicted the improvement of air quality in the coming few days due to strong surface winds.

According to the report from the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in the city was recorded 352, which comes under 'very poor' category.

“The AQI is predicted to improve slowly. It will touch ‘poor’ level from Thursday”, said SAFAR.

The Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 level was recorded at 103. While the PM 10 was docking at 204 in the national capital.

The minimum temperature settled at 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature likely to settle at 25 degrees Celsius.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered as “good”, 51-100 as “satisfactory”, 101-200 as “moderate”, 201-300 as “poor”, 301- 400 as “very poor”, and 401-500 as “severe”.

People residing in Delhi and National capital are reeling under the impact of breathing polluted air due to vehicular pollution, crop residue burning and climate change. They are using mask and scarves to cover their nose from the cocktail of dust and smog.

The medical practitioners across the city have advised people, who are suffering from breathing difficulties to avoid outside activities and recommended to use the mask.

If anybody experienced unusual coughing, chest discomfort, wheezing or fatigue, then consult the doctor.

They also advised that to drink enough water to avoid dehydration and have fresh fruits and vegetables, which contain antioxidant to boost the immunity.


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