We are unlikely to record any significant improvement in the coming days, said VK Soni, scientist of IMD’s air quality division.
The winds have been quiet in Delhi for the last three days. The regional weather forecasting center said that there is no spread of pollutants, hence the level of pollution is increasing. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi’s air quality today was in a poor category with 293 AQIs. An AQI of 301 to 400 puts the air quality in a very poor range.
Wind speeds are around 10 km per hour during the day, but they are mostly quiet in the evening. This is why we are not seeing any improvement in air quality. “We are unlikely to record any significant improvement in the coming days,” said scientist VK Soni of IMD’s air quality division. The air quality in Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Meerut was very poor on Monday.
Effect of Western Disturbance
Under the influence of a fresh western disturbance, widespread rainfall or snowfall is likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad. Scattered rains are likely to occur in Himachal Pradesh for the next 3 days and widespread enough rainfall for the subsequent 2 days while scattered rain or snowfall is also likely to occur in Uttarakhand during the next 5 days.
The Ministry of Earth Sciences had estimated the weather in Delhi that air quality is likely to be in very poor category on Monday and Tuesday. Wind speed is likely to come from the west of Delhi on 23 February in the morning, mainly with clear skies and fog or shallow fog.
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