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Mumbai’s air quality improved on Monday. (HT FILE)

Mumbai breathes cleanest air of the year, pollution levels drop

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:34 PM IST
  • Mumbai recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 115 on Monday, significantly down from Sunday's 186.
The maximum temperature was 19.9 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal.
The maximum temperature was 19.9 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal.

Light rain likely in some areas, temp may fall, IMD says

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:16 AM IST
Even as the temperature remained high on Thursday, the air quality showed a marginal deterioration, but remained in the “poor” zone.
Representational image.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Representational image.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi: Dense fog, calm winds lead to further deterioration of air quality, AQI in ‘poor’ zone

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:11 AM IST
Air quality is expected to worsen till January 9, when another western disturbance will cross Delhi and lead to light rain
Hailstorm in south Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Hailstorm in south Delhi.(ANI Photo)

Parts of Delhi, neighbouring areas witness spells of rain, hailstorm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:21 AM IST
In its forecast for the week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the city may get colder from Thursday and also predicted fog in the morning.
Farmers take shelter under a tent as it rains during their ongoing protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border in New Delhi.(PTI)
Farmers take shelter under a tent as it rains during their ongoing protest against the new farm laws at Ghazipur border in New Delhi.(PTI)

Delhi likely to be hit by another spell of rain today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:26 AM IST
The city recorded 39.9mm rain between 8.30am on Saturday to 2.30pm on Sunday — far higher than the 21.7mm average rain quota for all of January
A morning walker near India Gate on a winter morning at Rajpath in New Delhi, India.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A morning walker near India Gate on a winter morning at Rajpath in New Delhi, India.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Marginally better air in Delhi, AQI in ‘very poor’ zone

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:37 AM IST
According to the air quality early warning system of ministry of earth sciences, the winds are likely to be coming from east-southeast direction of Delhi with a speed 10-18 kmph on Monday. There is likely to be light to moderate rain and thundershowers accompanied with gusty winds (20-30 kmph) and possibility of hailstorm at isolated places
People warm themselves next to a bonfire on a cold winter evening, at Minto Road, in New Delhi on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
People warm themselves next to a bonfire on a cold winter evening, at Minto Road, in New Delhi on Monday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s air quality improves, temperature falls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:58 AM IST
According to IMD, the minimum temperature at the Safdarjung observatory, which is considered the official recording for Delhi, was 8.4°C and the maximum temperature was 19.4°C.
Vehicles on Signature bridge during a cold and foggy morning, in New Delhi.(File photo)
Vehicles on Signature bridge during a cold and foggy morning, in New Delhi.(File photo)

Delhi’s AQI to deteriorate as day progresses, says CPCB

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:42 AM IST
The average AQI is predicted to be in the poor to very poor category on Monday, indicating the pollution levels are likely to rise further during the day
A man with his head covered in a piece of cloth, seen outside the New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), on a cold, winter morning in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A man with his head covered in a piece of cloth, seen outside the New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), on a cold, winter morning in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Light rain in parts of Delhi-NCR; air quality worsens

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The average wind speed in Delhi is likely to remain around 8-10kmph on Saturday and Sunday, which means that the air quality is likely to remain in the “poor” zone till Monday
Representational Image.(File photo)
Representational Image.(File photo)

Strong winds improve Delhi air quality, AQI in poor category

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 08:13 AM IST
Delhi is expected to breathe clean air at least till December 13. The AQI will continue to improve and is likely to reach the moderate range by Saturday
A man wearing a face mask walks on Rajpath amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi.(File photo)
A man wearing a face mask walks on Rajpath amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi.(File photo)

Delhi AQI in very poor category; may improve with rainfall in next two days, says IMD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 08:13 AM IST
After the passing of a Western Disturbance, which will cause light rainfall, the minimum temperature in Delhi is expected to fall by at least three to four degrees Celsius
The fog was much denser, also because of the increase of concentration of pollutants in the air at Delhi-Noida border, on Tuesday.(File photo)
The fog was much denser, also because of the increase of concentration of pollutants in the air at Delhi-Noida border, on Tuesday.(File photo)

Moderate fog today as well; Delhi’s AQI in poor category

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Though moisture has reduced, the wind speed did not pick up much, therefore, no significant improvement was seen in the air quality
Cyclists ride through fog on a cold morning, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.(HT archive)
Cyclists ride through fog on a cold morning, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.(HT archive)

Fog spell continues in Delhi; AQI remains in very poor category

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 09:08 AM IST
Dense fog in isolated pockets was expected over Punjab, UP, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Manipur, Mizoram,Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya
India Gate obscured from view by haze, at Rajpath in New Delhi.(HT file)
India Gate obscured from view by haze, at Rajpath in New Delhi.(HT file)

Delhi AQI remains in very poor zone; may improve from today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 09:03 AM IST
According to scientists at the IMD, from December 7, air quality may improve significantly when strong north-westerly winds will blow over Delhi
Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the upper end of the “very poor category” on Sunday and is likely to improve over the next two days(PTI)
Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the upper end of the “very poor category” on Sunday and is likely to improve over the next two days(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 1pm: IMD says Delhi’s AQI remains ‘very poor’, likely to improve in the next two days and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Mohamadpur railway station near Dwarka, in New Delhi on November 22.(HT file photo)
Mohamadpur railway station near Dwarka, in New Delhi on November 22.(HT file photo)

Delhi’s AQI improves marginally but remains in very poor category

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Government agencies have forecast a deterioration in air quality from December 4 onwards, as winds are going to turn calm
IMD scientists said the AQI is likely to remain in very poor category for the rest of the week too.(File photo)
IMD scientists said the AQI is likely to remain in very poor category for the rest of the week too.(File photo)

With AQI at 381, Delhi’s air quality stays in very poor category

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:13 AM IST
According to IMD, it is likely to remain very poor throughout the week owing to slow wind speed and a change in the wind patterns in the coming days
Vehicles ply at Vijay Chowk amid low visibility due to smog, in New Delhi on November 25.(PTI)
Vehicles ply at Vijay Chowk amid low visibility due to smog, in New Delhi on November 25.(PTI)

Delhi AQI improves marginally, reaches very poor zone

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 08:32 AM IST
Low wind speed and high moisture content in the air had resulted in the emergency levels of pollution on Wednesday
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

As temperature drops, Patna’s air quality also deteriorates

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Megha
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:18 AM IST
According to the CPCB bulletin, the overall AQI of Patna, based on six monitoring stations across the city, stood at 292 which was classified as poor.
An EDMC vehicle sprinkles water over a road at Ghazipur to contain pollution, in New Delhi on November 23.(PTI)
An EDMC vehicle sprinkles water over a road at Ghazipur to contain pollution, in New Delhi on November 23.(PTI)

At 401, Delhi’s air quality slips into severe category

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 08:32 AM IST
On Tuesday, the city’s air quality index (AQI) had settled at 379, in very poor zone, according to the 24-hour rolling average of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recordings at 4pm
The city witnessed hazy weather at Dadar chowpatty, on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The city witnessed hazy weather at Dadar chowpatty, on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s pollution levels spiked in October; highest so far in 2020, according to MPCB

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:15 PM IST
On its website, MPCB released a month-wise datasheet of air quality index (AQI) for 20 locations in Maharashtra on Monday.
Parliament building engulfed in smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi on November 15.(PTI)
Parliament building engulfed in smog post 'Diwali' celebrations, in New Delhi on November 15.(PTI)

Delhi: Air quality improves marginally after Sunday’s rain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 09:19 AM IST
The national capital’s AQI improved to 325 on Monday morning from 395 on Sunday evening. An AQI between 401 and 500 and 301 and 400 is considered in the “very poor” and “severe” category, respectively
Firecrackers being burst in Patel Nagar on Diwali despite a ban on their sale and use.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Firecrackers being burst in Patel Nagar on Diwali despite a ban on their sale and use.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Pollution levels soar on Diwali as cracker ban falls flat in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi and Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 03:46 AM IST
On Saturday, early Sunday, air quality sensors across Delhi showed a rapid rise in harmful emissions.
Rain hit the tricity on Sunday evening, bringing down pollution levels considerably.(Gurminder Singh/HT photo)
Rain hit the tricity on Sunday evening, bringing down pollution levels considerably.(Gurminder Singh/HT photo)

Diwali pollution levels lowest in Chandigarh since 2017

By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Except for Sector 39, other stations monitoring AQI recorded a dip, with Sector 17 registering 227 (poor). Although this was lower as compared to 247 in 2019, it was still higher than levels recorded in 2018 and 2017
A cyclist near India Gate which is covered with a thick layer of smog as the air quality deteriorates due to air pollution in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI PHOTO.)
A cyclist near India Gate which is covered with a thick layer of smog as the air quality deteriorates due to air pollution in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI PHOTO.)

Delhi wakes up to ‘very poor’ quality air, likely to deteriorate later today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:59 AM IST
The Capital’s AQI was ‘severe’ for six days, starting November 6. Due to a change in wind speeds, Delhi’s air quality had marginally improved on Wednesday and Thursday but scientists have warned that respite from severe pollution will be short-lived.
(Representational Image/HT File Photo)
(Representational Image/HT File Photo)

Only one Haryana district registers ‘severe’ AQI

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Nine cities were classified ‘very poor’ and 10 ‘poor’
A view of Qutub Minar on a smoggy morning in New Delhi on Tuesday, November 10.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of Qutub Minar on a smoggy morning in New Delhi on Tuesday, November 10.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

500: What a maxed out AQI means

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 12:32 AM IST
What these numbers don’t indicate is that concentrations of the ultra-fine and hazardous particulate matter (PM 2.5 or PM 10) in Delhi could be much higher than indicated by the maximum index value of 500.
People buy firecrackers from a shop ahead of Diwali at Sadar Bazar, in New Delhi on November 3.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
People buy firecrackers from a shop ahead of Diwali at Sadar Bazar, in New Delhi on November 3.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

NGT bans sale, use of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till November 30

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 01:17 PM IST
The panel said the ban would apply to all cities or towns where the average of ambient air quality during November, as per the available data of last year, fall in the “poor” or “very poor” category
The Taj Mahal is seen amid smoggy condition in Agra on November 4.(AFP)
The Taj Mahal is seen amid smoggy condition in Agra on November 4.(AFP)

Agra, with AQI of 458, records worst air pollution in country

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 09:00 AM IST
Experts have attributed the worsening AQI to a recent dip in minimum temperatures, bursting of firecrackers ahead of Diwali, farm fires in western UP, Haryana and Punjab, and emissions from vehicular traffic
People at India Gate lawns, amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi on November 8.(PTI)
People at India Gate lawns, amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi on November 8.(PTI)

Delhi’s air quality remains in severe category for five days in a row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 09:05 AM IST
The AQI on Monday at 6am was 459, which was higher than the previous day’s 24-hour average of 416
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