Heavy downpours and hailstorm are pouring in Delhi NCR since today evening thus declaring chilled winters in a loud stride. Downpours will Sureshot improve Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital and surrounding territories. Because of overwhelming downpours, numerous flights are influenced and are redirected/halted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport(IGI).
Delhi Airport: Due to heavy rains and strong wind, some flight operations at Delhi Airport are impacted. For further info, get in touch with the airline concerned. Any inconvenience caused to flyers is regretted.
— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2019
Air quality in Delhi and NCR stayed in the ‘serious’ class for the second in a row on Thursday. The general AQI recorded was at 407 in the national capital. As per Center-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the AQI in Ghaziabad was at 470, Noida and Greater Noida at 422 and Faridabad at 398.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered “great”, 51-100 “acceptable”, 101-200 “moderate”, 201-300 “poor”, 301-400 “poor”, and 401-500 “extreme”. Over 500 is “a serious in addition to crisis” class. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had anticipated heavy rains and lightning in parts of Delhi.