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After sporadic drizzle, Delhi's air quality improves; poor visibility causes flight diversions

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After a spell of sporadic but consistent drizzle, the air quality in the capital on Monday entered the "satisfactory" category but after Tuesday, the may deteriorate, according to weather predictions.

Due to low visibility at airport on early Monday morning, ten flights, including one international flight, have been diverted so far, airport sources said.

Most of the diversions have been due to non-compliance for III B operations.

III-B Instrument Landing System (ILS) that allows flights to land safely in low visibility with Runway Visual Range (RVR) of up to 50m with a decision height of 15m.

"Overall air quality over is in satisfactory category after a sporadic but consistent AQI may slightly buildup but predicted to remain in moderate category until tomorrow and thereafter will oscillate between moderate to poor," according to SAFAR.

Maximum temperature recorded on March 3 at was 22.7 Degree Celsius, which was minus 4 degree departure from the normal at this time of the year. The minimum temperature recorded at 11.2 degree Celsius which was minus two degree departure from normal, reported

A rainfall of 0.2 mm of rainfall was recorded from 0830 p.m of March 2 to 0830 a.m of March 3. A total of 77 per cent relative humidity was recorded on March 3 at 5:30 pm.

Generally cloudy sky with light is predicted on Monday and shallow fog is predicted over the capital for the coming few days.

According to private forecasting agency, is likely to witness an extended winter season till March 6 due to the cold wind and intense western disturbances.

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First Published: Mon, March 04 2019. 10:40 IST