Delhi

Rain helps city record best AQI in two months

The national capital recorded its best air quality in over two months on Thursday after rains washed away pollutants, even as authorities warned that the respite would not last long due to unfavourable weather conditions.

The city’s air quality index (AQI) dropped to 193, which falls in the ‘moderate’ category. The last time Delhi’s air quality fell in moderate category was in October beginning.

Delhi’s air quality has been in the severe category for the last three days with an AQI of over 400, revealed Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.

The respite comes after overnight rainfall, which along with moderate winds managed to wash away the pollutants significantly, the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) said.

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