Delhi’s air quality inched closer to the ‘severe’ category on Monday morning with calm winds and cloudy conditions trapping pollutants, according to monitoring agencies.
AdvertisementA thick layer of smog blanketed Delhi and its suburbs, reducing visibility to just 600 metres at 8 am at the Safdarjung Observatory, the national capital’s primary weather station. The visibility was 800 metres at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
An official at the India Meteorological Department said a slight increase in wind speed and light rainfall may bring marginal relief during the day. Unfavourable atmospheric conditions are likely to persist for two to three days, the official said.