The Delhi air quality dipped to ‘very poor’ on Monday from the previous day’s ‘poor’. The national capital woke up to a misty morning on Monday and recorded a minimum temperature of 8.6 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, according to the Met department.

The day’s maximum temperature is likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius.

“There was mist in the morning. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was at 90 per cent. The sky will remain clear with no chances of rainfall,” said an Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) official.

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall Delhi air quality was recorded in ‘very poor’ category.

On Sunday, Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 28.1 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average. The minimum temperature was 9 degrees Celsius, the season’s average.

For Monday, the Met forecast says it will be cloudy towards the evening.

Mist or shallow fog is expected on Monday morning followed by haze thereafter, he said.

On Sunday, the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was ‘poor’ at 294, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

(With agency inputs)