Dust winds in Delhi increase pollution levels, reduce visibility

Dust winds in Delhi increase pollution levels, reduce visibility

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Tuesday saw a decline in Delhi’s air quality as a lot of dust pollution was seen around Delhi, NCR. The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) reported that the total air quality index (AQI), or “moderate” category, was 134.

Strong winds that cause dust have been blowing across Delhi NCR since 6 am. At IGI Airport, it has lowered visibility by up to 1100 metres.

The data that is currently available shows that most stations have extremely high PM10 levels, with India Gate, Patparganj, and Pusa recording the worst AQI.

Experts claim that the cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan is to blame for the dust that is present above Delhi. Dust storms and light rain events have been brought on by the cyclonic circulation over North Rajasthan. For the following three to four days, this activity’s effects would be felt in phases over Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, and parts of Punjab.


For the past five days, Delhi has been suffering from extreme heat, with temperatures generally above 40 degrees Celsius throughout the area. But since midnight, severe gusty winds have been blowing in the area.

The maximum temperature on Monday in Delhi was 41.3 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 25.2 degrees Celsius. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the city is expected to have light rain, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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