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Rain Bring Some Relief To Capital

On Monday Delhi – NCR witnessed light rain along with cold breeze which leads to the downfall in Air Quality Index.

The air quality in Delhi, showed signs of marginal improvement from late Monday evening, as rain lashed the National Capital.

Experts said that pollution levels are likely to dip further on Tuesday as light rain and drizzle, triggered by a western disturbance, is expected to continue till Tuesday morning.

The day’s average Air Quality Index (AQI) dropped to 361 on Monday from 377 on Sunday. But this improvement was not because of the drizzle. The average AQI is calculated around 4 pm and the rain started around 6 pm.

Head of the Air Quality laboratory at Central Pollution Control Board, D Saha said “There will be further improvement on Tuesday as the rain will wash away some more pollutants in the air. The layer of dust on the roads, trees and constructions sites will also be washed away. The dust particles, which used to rise from these surfaces and mix with the air, will not be able to do so, allowing Delhiites to breathe some cleaner air,”.

But pollution levels could spike marginally once again from Wednesday and continue to deteriorate till Friday because of the calm winds and high moisture levels left back by the rains.

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