Gurugram’s air ‘poor’, but cleaner than other NCR cities

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By Times of India – Gurugram’s air ‘poor’, but cleaner than other NCR cities File photoGURUGRAM: Low wind speed and moisture content led to deterioration of the city’s air quality on Saturday. The air quality index (AQI) of the city was recorded in the ‘poor’ category. However, strong surface wind is likely to disperse pollutants on Sunday onwards, thus improving the air quality for the next 2-3 days, said an IMD official. Also, the temperature is likely to see a gradual fall over the next week. The official said the minimum temperature will dip to 5°C, but chances of cold wave conditions are low in the coming days. Track the pollution level in your cityOn Saturday, the AQI was recorded at 230 in the city. It was higher than the index (163) recorded on Friday. The index of the city was 204 on Thursday, 175 on Wednesday, 83 on Tuesday and 65 on Monday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. “Unfavourable weather conditions along with vehicular traffic and road dust, which are the major sources of pollution, are causing deterioration of the air quality in the city,” said Kuldeep Singh, regional officer, HSPCB. In other NCR cities, the air quality slipped to the ‘very poor’ category. When Delhi recorded an AQI of 301, it was 311 in Faridabad, 346 in Noida, 348 in Ghaziabad and 360 in Greater Noida. On Saturday, the city’s automatic weather station did not record the minimum temperature. The maximum temperature was recorded at 16°C, four notches below the normal, at Delhi’s Ayanagar, which is the nearest Delhi station. The minimum temperature was recorded at 11.4°C. Meanwhile in Delhi, the day-time temperature is likely to decrease from Monday and may remain around three degrees below normal, according to IMD. Night-time temperature, meanwhile, is predicted to remain above normal for next three days. The maximum temperature recorded on Saturday was 19.7 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature stood at 10.8 degrees Celsius. FacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail

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