Respite to be brief as reduced wind speed to result in slight dip in air quality today, says Met
The twin factors of rains and winds also caused the mercury to fall as the maximum temperature recorded was 22 degree Celsius, which is lower than the season’s usual temperature.
According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi's air quality index was 218 at 9.10 am.
The overall AQI was also 'poor', docking at 239, according to weather forecaster SAFAR.
The overall air quality index in the city read 340 at 9 am, down from 360 at 4 pm on Friday.
The overall air quality index (AQI) was 364 at 9.30 am in the national capital.
The air quality in Delhi and its adjoining areas such as Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad again plunged to 'very poor' category on Thursday.
During the debate, a BJP lawmaker slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said that all that he has given to Delhi for free is pollution.
A student of Class 11 at Modern School, Vasant Vihar, Aman Sharma has been leading the rising chorus of voices in the national capital against air pollution.
In an initiative to tackle pollution, the Delhi government introduced the odd-even road rationing scheme between November 4 and November 15.
Smog cover over the national capital dispersed as AQI levels dip, the air quality though is still 'very poor'.
A thick layer of toxic smog engulfed Delhi as the pollution level continued to remain in the 'severe' category for the fourth consecutive day.
The apex court questioned the Delhi government over granting exemptions, including to 2-and-3 wheelers, during its odd-even scheme.
According to sources, members present at the meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development were upset with those absent and plan to raise the issue with the Speaker.
The AQI on Thursday was much lower at 470 in the 'severe plus' category. The PM 10 count was also in the severe plus category at 496 and PM 2.5 count was at 324.