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The air quality in Delhi remained in the ‘very poor category’ with AQI recorded at 313 on Sunday.

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Dec 11, 2022 10:03 IST

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Delhi has reported a hazy air quality with an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday (File Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: Delhi was under a layer of haze this morning with air quality in the ‘very poor’ category. The national capital recorded an overall AQI of 313.

According to SAFAR, a forecasting agency under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, AQI is presently at 306 in Dhirpur, 313 at IGI Airport (T3), 344 at Delhi University, 381 at Noida and 353 at Gurugram.

An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

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According to the India Meteorological Department (MET), the city recorded a temperature of a maximum of 27 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 9 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Delhi Temperature Report for 7 days (10-16 December, 2022), India Meteorological Department (MET)

However, the temperature is expected to dip to 26 degrees Celsius from December 12, followed by 25 degrees Celsius on December 14, while dropping to 24 degrees Celsius on December 16.

Recently, the Centre’s air quality panel ordered the lifting of curbs under stage 3 of the anti-pollution action plan in Delhi-NCR, including a ban on non-essential construction work as the air quality showed slight improvement.

The Sub-Committee for invoking actions under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) held a review meeting in view of a significant improvement in the air quality in Delhi-NCR.

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