Rain and hail in parts of Delhi-NCR on November 28 brought down the mercury with a slight improvement in the city’s air quality.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) stood 109, in the “moderate” category at 8 AM.
Delhi recorded its best air quality in 55 days on November 28, courtesy rains and high-velocity winds that kept pollution in check.
The city recorded its overall air quality index at 106, the best since October 5, when it was 98. On November 27, the overall AQI was 134.
In Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), the amount of PM2.5 tiny particulate matter with a diameter of less than 2.5 microns that can penetrate the lungs and the bloodstream was 37.5 micrograms per cubic meter at 7.30 pm, within the safe limit of 0-60.
The India Meteorological Department (MeT) has forecast mainly clear sky on November 29 with maximum and minimum temperatures likely to settle at 24 and 13 degrees Celsius respectively.
Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir continued to receive snowfall. The schools remained shut and vehicles stranded on the national highway.
Kufri district in Himachal fell to zero degrees temperature and was closed due to overnight snowfall along with Narkanda and Kharapathar in Shimla.
The 270-km Jammu and Kashmir National Highway remained shut On November 29 for the second consecutive day due to heavy snowfall in the area.