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This was the third edition of the odd-even restrictions, a flagship scheme of the AAP government, on private vehicles in Delhi.

Air quality condition is likely to marginally improve by tomorrow (Friday), but a reasonable improvement to the 'very poor' is expected only by November 16 (Saturday).

Today, the minimum and maximum temperature of Delhi is hovering around 15 degrees Celsius and 29 degrees Celsius with the humidity at 47 per cent.

Today, the minimum and maximum temperature of Delhi is hovering around 15 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius with the humidity at 52 per cent.

There was haze as air quality around India Gate and Major Dhyan Chand Stadium remained in the 'Very Poor' category.

Due to a thick blanket of smog, the visibility in the city also dropped affecting the road traffic at major junctions such as Signature Bridge and Akshardham Temple road.

Snowfall at mountains around the Kedarnath Temple in Uttrakhand. Portals of the temple have been closed for the winter season.

In view of the abysmal quality of air, the Haryana Government has also announced that all schools till Class XII would remain closed Monday and Tuesday in Gurugram and Faridabad districts.

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". Above 500 is "severe-plus emergency" category.

The IMD has also alerted about the Cyclonic Storm 'Maha' and said that places over Lakshadweep and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea and Maldives area will witness it.