Strong winds to help keep Delhi air clean

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO -

NEW DELHI: Clear sky through­out the day and strong winds will help keep the Delhi air clean, ac­cord­ing to a Met of­fi­cial.

The­max­i­mumtem­per­a­tureon Wed­nes­day was 23.4°C, a de­gree be­lownor­mal.them­i­ni­mumwas 10.2°C, nor­mal for this time of the year. The air qual­ity in­dex (AQI) on Wed­nes­day was 167 in “moder­ate” lev­els. AQI is cal­cu­lated on a scale of 0-500.

“The wind speed is 17-18km per hour. The wind will re­main strong for the next three-four days. This, along with clear sky will keep the air cleaner. For the next 6-7 days, there will be no heavy morn­ing fog,” said Kuldeep Sri­vas­tava, a se­nior Met depart­ment sci­en­tist.

Ac­cord­ing to the CPCB re­al­time mon­i­tor­ing, at 6am on Wed­nes­day, the con­cen­tra­tions of PM2.5 and PM10 were 97.1ug/ m3 and 150.6ug/m3, re­spec­tively.

“Fe­bru­ary is usu­ally the clean­est month of the year. It is usu­ally windy and af­ter the highly pol­luted De­cem­ber and Jan­uary, it comes as a re­lief. From March 15-16, it will again start get­ting more pol­luted be­cause of the dry dust of the sum­mer,” se­nior sci­en­tist with Delhi Pol­lu­tion Con­trol Com­mit­tee MP Ge­orge said.

On Thurs­day, partly cloudy sky is ex­pected with mist in the morn­ing. The max­i­mum and min­i­mum tem­per­a­ture would be around 24°C and 11°C, re­spec­tively.

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