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Air quality slips to poor category as rainfall impact subsides

Air quality slips to poor category as rainfall impact subsides

New Delhi: Delhi's air quality slipped into poor category as the impact of rainfall in cleansing the air subsided, with authorities predicting further deterioration in the next two days. The city's air quality index (AQI) dropped to 247, which falls in the 'poor' category.

The national capital recorded its best air quality in moderate category in over two months on Thursday after rains washed away pollutants.

Three areas -- Jahangirpuri, Wazirpur and CRRI Mathura Road -- recorded very poor air quality while 25 areas recorded poor air quality and four recorded moderate air quality, the Central Pollution Control Board said.

According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR), the air quality would deteriorate further to very poor category by Saturday as the impact of rainfall has subsided and all other meteorological conditions are "adverse".

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