The air quality in the national capital is likely to remain in the “very poor” category on Saturday.
According to the Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi, the AQI is likely to be in the ‘very poor’ category on Sunday and Monday as well.
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.
The air quality at some monitoring stations continued to remain in the ‘severe’ category on Saturday morning. At Anand Vihar, for instance, the 24-hour average AQI stood at 430 at 10 a.m. on Saturday. At the same time, the AQI at Chandni Chowk was 436, while the station at Shadipur recorded an AQI of 431, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
In view of the increasing air pollution, the Haryana Government has ordered the closure of all the schools in the four districts adjoining Delhi till further orders.
Delhi has decided to close schools in the city.
The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi on Thursday morning was recorded at 322.
The skies are likely to remain clear on Saturday, while thunder and lightning are a possibility on Sunday, and light rainfall is on the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast for Monday.