The air quality of the national capital remained very poor for the third consecutive day on Saturday.
According to SAFAR, the rise in air pollution is because of the prevalence of calm surface winds and a decrease in ventilation coefficient which creates a conducive environment for pollutant accumulation.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is marked as severe/hazardous.
The AQI was 379 in Dhirpur at 9 am, while it dipped to ''severe'' category at 425 in Mathura Road area. The AQI near Pusa, Airport Terminal 3 and Delhi University stood at 352, 403 and 380 respectively.
In Pune, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad, the air quality remained in the moderate category with the AQI at 123, 149 and 109 respectively.
Today, the minimum and maximum temperature of Delhi will hover around 8 degree Celsius and 24 degree Celsius with the humidity at 46 per cent.
A shallow fog will envelop the region throughout the day.