Fog blankets Delhi as city's air quality marginally deteriorates

01 Feb 2021

Delhi's air quality deteriorated to "middle end of the very poor category", with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 347, showed System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) on Tuesday.

"The AQI is likely to marginally deteriorate but within the high end of 'very poor' category for the next two days. The AQI is predicted to marginally improve and in the middle-end of the 'very poor' category on February 4," SAFAR said.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a minimum temperature of 4°C and a maximum temperature of 26°C for Tuesday.

On Monday, the IMD had said, "Gradual rise in minimum temperature very likely over most parts of Northwest and adjoining Central India during 3-4 days and the Cold day and cold wave conditions prevailing over most parts of Northwest India is likely to abate during next 24 hours."