Delhi: Air quality improves after rain

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A light rain in the capital has improved the air quality on Saturday as the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased.

Reports suggested that the PM2.5 or particles with a diameter less than 2.5 micrometer were recorded as 288 units.

In a recent development, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has recorded the air quality (AQI) of Delhi-NCR at 288 on Friday.

Mahesh Palwat, Director of Skymet, a private weather forecast agency said in a statement, “The western disturbance has moved away from hills and hill states that have witnessed rainfall and snowfall. So winds from the northwest with speed of up to 15 kmph are bringing pollution levels down. The situation will be better day-by-day”.

The experts have said in a statement that the overnight rain in the national capital Friday night and early Saturday morning is the reason for the improvement in air quality.

India Meteorological Department has recorded 1-millimetre rainfall till 8:30 am on Saturday in the capital.

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