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Haze continues to shroud Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The morning haze, marked by a persistent smog, continued in today, with the minimum temperature dropping to 13 degrees Celsius, a department official said.

High humidity level at 98 per cent contributed to the smog, the official said. The wind was calm.


The minimum temperature at 13C was a notch below the average for the season.

Light rain is expected on November 14-15 which might intensify the fog but could clear the smog, the official said.

The national capital has been experiencing dense smog for the past a few days, forcing authorities to enforce emergency measures such as banning construction activities and brick kilns due to worsening air pollution.

The "odd-even" rationing of cars, which was scheduled to begin on Monday, was however deferred by the after the National Green Tribunal ordered the withdrawal of exemptions given to women and two-wheelers under the scheme.

The department has predicted a partly cloudy sky and a maximum temperature of around 28 degrees Celsius for today.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 10:28 IST
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