As the mercury level has dipped down further, the national capital is struggling to breathe clean air. Thick smog has engulfed Delhi making both the visibility and the air quality very poor.

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) on Monday said that overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of the national capital was detected at 329, which falls in the ‘ very poor’ category.the

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

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The Delhi government has issued advisory to the people living in Delhi NCR to take precautionary measures during the festive season. Authorities have appealed to people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children to avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum temperature in the national capital stood at 15 degrees Celsius, with maximum of 29 degree Celsius, with shallow fog on Monday. The forecast department has also predicted that the next three days of the week are going to be sunny with clear skies.

With continuous stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana the air quality in the national capital has degraded from ‘very poor’ to ‘severe’ condition.

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