Rains lash parts of DelhiNCR, air quality improves to 'satisfactory

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 1/10/2022 1:22:03 PM

New Delhi,Jan 09 Rains lashed parts of DelhiNCR and adjoining areas on Sunday morning as the consistent drizzle over the weekend brought the national capital's air quality index (AQI) to 'satisfactory' category. "Light intensity rain/drizzle to moderate rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of North Delhi, SouthEast Delhi, NewDelhi, Lodi road, EastDelhi, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Gohana, Gannaur, Sonipat, Rohtak, Panipat, Rajound, Kharkhoda, Jhajjar (Haryana) Gangoh, Shamli, Kandhla, Khatauli, Sakoti Tanda, Baraut, Daurala, Modinagar (UP) during the next 2 hours," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its 7 am bulletin. Due to the continuing rainfall in Delhi from January 7, the city's air quality improved to 'satisfactory' category with AQI standing at 90, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) India. On Saturday, the Safdarjung Observatory recorded 41 mm rainfall in Delhi which, according to data available on the IMD website, is the highest in a day for January for at least 13 years. Meanwhile, snowfall continued in parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh. After some flights were cancelled yesterday due to bad weather, the Srinagar Airport on Sunday said the weather was clear for flight operations.


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