The AQI (air quality index) in delhi remained in the'very bad' category on tuesday morning, with a reading of 359. Due to intermittent rains around the national capital on monday evening, the AQI improved somewhat from 395 (very bad) on Monday. Throughout the day, the 24-hour average AQI is predicted to improve.

On tuesday, the hourly AQI was 348 at 8:10 a.m., compared to 340 at 11 p.m. on Monday. According to the india Meteorological Department (IMD), Safdarjung received 7.2mm of rain and Palam received 2.3mm of rain as of 8:30 a.m. on tuesday, with southeasterly winds of 12 and 20 kmph, respectively. Lodhi Road got 4mm of rain, while Ayanagar got 1.4mm and Ridge got 0.4mm.

According to IMD authorities, the national capital received due to a western disturbance that passed over the national capital after bringing significant rain to gujarat and rajasthan during the weekend. "As the western disturbance hit the city, we saw winds of up to 50kmph in some parts of the capital by monday evening." Such strong winds are common throughout the monsoon season," said kuldeep Srivastava, an IMD scientist.

According to statistics, delhi has already seen nine'severe' days this month, with the AQI hovering between 390 and 400. This time, delhi trails only november 2016, which had ten severe days, and november 2021, which had eleven severe days. In the previous 24 hours, Safdarjung, a representative of Delhi's weather, reported a minimum temperature of 14.2°C, four degrees above usual.

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