Weather forecast Today Live Updates: Delhi pollution in ‘poor’ category, AQI at 269

Weather Today LIVE: A Girl wears pollution mask in New Delhi on Monday. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)

Weather forecast Today Live News Updates: The overall air quality in Delhi on Wednesday was recorded at 269 on the Air Quality Index, which falls in the 'poor' category, according to the Centre’s air quality monitoring agency SAFAR. However, parts of the national capital region witnessed 'very poor' air quality, including Chandni Chowk and Noida.

Calm wind speed, low temperature and reduced intensity of sunlight are likely to cause the air quality to deteriorate on Thursday and Friday. It could fall to the 'severe' category, SAFAR said.

In other weather-related news, parts of South India will experience thunderstorms accompanied with lightning today. 'Heavy rainfall' is predicted in parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, south interior Karnataka, Kerala and Mahe and Rayalseema will witness thunderstorm activity, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.