New Delhi: Delhi and the nationwide capital area on Sunday (November 15, 2020) witnessed thunderstorm with mild rain showers which led to a slight drop in temperature and introduced a lot wanted respite from the rising air pollution ranges.
The Meteorological Division had already predicted that there might be mild drizzle within the Delhi-NCR space on the following day of Diwali.
Regardless of a ban on firecrackers, there have been studies of crackes being lit all through town on Saturday. Following which there was a massive spike in the pollution levels with foremost pollution reaching severe ranges this morning.
After the rain, the air pollution stage has come right down to 400 in some areas in Delhi which was above 500 within the morning.
Nevertheless, the climate division claimed that after the rain, there shall be a drop in mercury and the northern Indian states will see an increase in chilly temperatures.
On Sunday morning the Air High quality Index (AQI) recorded at ITO space and Anand Vihar was 461 and 478 respectively, based on Delhi Air pollution Management Committee (DPCC) information.
The neighbouring cities of Faridabad (438), Ghaziabad (483), Larger Noida (439), Gurgaon (424) and Noida (466) additionally recorded AQI within the ‘extreme’ class.