Well, one doesn’t even need to use the following phrase in explaining anything about Delhi’s weather: only a little over a fortnight remains before the year comes to an end. Not an awful lot is remaining anyhow. Yet, we would all want to make the most of what is remaining of this year.

December has that great charm about it. It’s a month of unique festivities and something to ponder over and even celebrate about what’s happened during the year. Don’t you think so?

But in order to enjoy the year-ender and all that one’s done, achieved, and reminisce, one would love to simply be out there in the city. This, after all, is New Delhi, the capital checkered with immense greenery and wide-eyed charm- isn’t it?

Having said that, is it even possible? Is it even an idea worth exploring. Well, truth be told, not an awful lot has changed where the city’s climate and weather stand at this point in time vis-a-vis what one experienced the year before.

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And maybe, in that there is the issue worth considering and reflecting on- isn’t it?

So the above told, what is it about the weather in Delhi that one needs to know? In fact, to thin it down to something worth deliberating about- before one goes out there to make plans with one’s near and dear ones to absorb the quintessential Delhi winters, how is the air quality in Delhi?

This brings us to the next most logical question. Have you been reading about the air quality of Delhi? Would it be safe to even put one’s vital organ of the body out there?

Elucidating this topic further, revered national media platform NDTV.com shared some interesting perspective. Maybe, that’s an eye opener for anyone who was absolutely ignorant about the air quality in Delhi.

Delhi’s air quality significantly deteriorated Sunday with a fall in temperature which slowed dispersion of pollutants, as authorities warned pollution level might even further increase in the coming next two days.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 377, the highest pollution level in nearly 20 days. And having said that, let there be no misconception, whatsoever. It’s about 20 days. Add another 10 days and you have a month.

Ghaziabad, Noida and Faridabad recorded ‘severe’ air quality. The same is according to the CPCB data.

But wait. This isn’t all. The AQI between 201 and 300 is considered ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’ and 401 and 500 is ‘severe’.

So probably this gives a clear idea as to where the air quality in DelhiĀ is going.

The air quality in seven areas — Anand Vihar, Mundka, R K Puram, Rohini, Vivek Vihar, Jahangirpuri and Nehru Nagar recorded ‘severe air quality while 20 areas recorded ‘very poor’ air quality, according to the CPCB.

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