air quality

The raging Australian bushfires, one of the worst in its history, has killed at least 26 people, burned over 10 million hectares of land, destroyed over 2,000 homes and pushed many species towards extinction.

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'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.

"The transport-level winds are westerly which are not very favourable for plume intrusion. No significant stubble impact is expected for the next two days," it said.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperature was recorded at 12.5 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of year. The humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 89 per cent.

Ahead of the terrifying news of pollution surrounding Delhi and its negative impacts on the health of the state, here is a sigh of relief for the residents of the national capital region.

The air quality in Delhi was under 'very poor' category on Friday morning because of high humidity, officials said.

Delhi's air quality continued to be in the "very poor" category on Wednesday as schools reopened in the national capital.

 Pollution levels in the national capital are expected to drop on Tuesday due to an increase in wind speed even as air quality remained in the 'very poor' category in the morning.