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Incessant rain in surrounding areas keep Delhi's pollution level in check

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Incessant rain in areas surrounding kept the level in check as clean, moisture-laden winds replaced the polluted air, officials said today.

The Index of was reported to be at 110 which falls in the moderate level.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered "Good", 51-100 "Satisfactory", 101-200 "Moderate", 201-300 "Poor", 301-400 "Very Poor", and 401-500 "Severe".

The PM10 level (presence of particles with diameter less than 10mm) was beyond severe at 132 in Delhi-and 126 in

The PM2.5 level (presence of particles with diameter less than 2.5 mm) was 43 in Delhi-and 45 in Delhi today, according to Central Control Board data.

Gufran Beig, a at the Centre-run System of and Weather Forecasting and Research institute (SAFAR), said incessant rain in surrounding areas of Delhi has led to the flow of clean moisture-laden winds into the city that is cleansing the air.

Delhiites breathed clean air last month after nearly a year. The level has since been in check and has remained at satisfactory or moderate level.

There was a dip in the on June 13 due to dust storms in western that pushed the pollution level to "severe plus", bringing to light that emergency level pollution could be a "summer-time problem" too.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 19:20 IST