Published On: Oct 19, 2019

A western disturbance in northwest India has helped Delhi and cleaned up the city air substantially, Met officials said. “The western disturbance has caused rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand. In NCR, dusty winds along with thunderstorm were witnessed along with very light rain in northwest and west Delhi. The very strong winds helped with the pollution as it resulted in the smoke getting dispersed,” a senior official told TOI on Friday. The highest wind speed recorded was 88km/hour at Safdarjung and 54km/hour at Palam. Delhi’s air quality improved on Friday and reached the ‘poor’ category as the AQI was recorded at 248, better than Thursday’s 284. With thunderstorm in some parts of the city, the air quality improved further.  

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