New Delhi : Delhi residents woke up to yet another dusty morning on Thursday as the air quality in the national capital remained on the 'severe' and 'hazardous' level in many areas because of a ground-level dust storm in western India.
Delhi: Air quality crosses severe level as dusty haze persists
Strong-anti cyclonic winds, blowing from Rajasthan, are the reason behind the worsening air quality.According to AQICN, on Thursday morning, PM10 (particles with the diameter less than 10mm) level was beyond severe at 778 in Delhi-NCR area and 824 in Delhi particularly, leading to hazy conditions and limiting visibility.
According to reports, the current conditions are likely to last till Friday.It is to be noted that a number of dust storms have struck the northern part of India several times in this year's summer season, causing casualties and loss of properties.
As per the AQI level - from 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 is 'satisfactory', 101-200 is 'moderate', 201-300 is 'poor', 301-400 is 'very poor', and 401 and above is 'severe' or 'hazardous'.