The smoggy haze has yet again returned to the national capital on Tuesday as the neighbouring states have commenced with stubble burning. This fall in the temperature and wind speed has also pushed the city’s air quality in the ‘severe’ zone. 

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) which is the government’s air quality monitor mentioned that pollution levels in Delhi-NCR are expected to enter the “severe-plus” or “emergency” category on Wednesday. 

According to Meterologists, Delhi recorded on Tuesday morning a minimum temperature of 11.7 degrees Celsius, the season’s lowest so far. It is two notches below normal for this time of the year. The dip in temperature makes the air dense which leads to dense pollutants accumulation.

The pollution level also rise in part due to the Delhi government removing restrictions under its odd-even scheme.

Netizens too shared their concerns about this problem as they woke up to smog yet again. 

Reports have mentioned that the levels of PM 2.5 shot up to 337 micrograms per cubic metre, breaching its emergency threshold of 300, by 9 pm, Tuesday in Delhi-NCR. In case of PM2.5, the safe level is 0-60 micrograms per cubic metre.