Day before Diwali, Delhi

New Delhi: The weather that people in Delhi fear the most is back, and it’s time to take off their anti-pollution masks again. The national capital woke up to a blanket of thick smoke, and the air quality stayed in the “poor” category just one day before Diwali.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said that at 8 a.m., the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was 247. If the AQI is between 0 and 50, it’s good. If it’s between 51 and 100, it’s satisfactory. If it’s between 101 and 200, it’s moderate. If it’s between 201 and 300, it’s bad. If it’s between 301 and 400, it’

The lowest temperature in the city was 14.5 degrees Celsius, which is two points below the average for the season, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The weather office says that most of the day will have clear skies. The IMD said that the high temperature is likely to reach 31 degrees Celsius. At 8:30 a.m., the humidity was measured to be 77%.


Delhi’s air quality has dropped to an extremely dangerous level, causing a wide range of health problems that are getting worse. Everyone who breathes this toxic air coughs, which irritates the throat and can even spread viral infections. So here’s what you and your family can do to stay healthy as the air quality gets worse:

  • Always wear and use an ideal anti-pollution mask that has a carbon filter, an exhaust valve, and a filter greater than N95.
  • Consider purchasing an air purifier for your home that can filter the air and minimize the number of pollutants you breathe in.
  • Avoid going for a walk or physical exercise early in the morning or late at night, and if you do, don’t forget to put on your anti-pollution mask.
  • Ventilate your home well and open windows and doors between 3 pm and 5 pm to allow air to circulate. On a sunny day, this is the time interval when the concentration of PM 2.5 is the lowest in the air.
  • Consume fruits rich in Vitamin C, Magnesium, and foods rich in Omega Fatty Acids.
  • Finally, if you have trouble breathing, burning eyes, headache, and fatigue, do not hesitate to consult your doctor.
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