AQI 'moderate' in Delhi; rains predicted


New Delhi, March 20, 2020

The national capital on Friday witnessed "moderate" air quality with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at 132, and there is a forecast of light rain on Sunday that is expected to further improve it.

The India Meteorological Department has predicted cloudy sky for the day with possibility of light rain or drizzle.

According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), isolated to scattered rainfall is expected on Saturday as well.

"The AQI is expected to improve to the lower end of moderate on Saturday and moderate to satisfactory category on Sunday," SAFAR said.

The minimum temperature on Friday was recorded at 16.4 degrees Celsius, normal for the season. The maximum temperature during the day is likely to hover around 31 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.