Today’s morning, Air quality Index Lahore skyrocketed to 316, a hazardous level according to data from IQAir
Lahore, in recent days, has been grappling with a deteriorating air quality issue, as thick smog has settled over the city. The Air Quality Index (AQI) has reached hazardous levels, with Lahore earning the unfortunate distinction of being the most polluted city in the world.
Early on a Monday morning, Lahore Air quality Index skyrocketed to 316, a hazardous level. According to data from IQAir, an organization that monitors air quality, this made Lahore’s air quality the worst globally at that time.
This isn’t an isolated incident, as Lahore weather has consistently struggled with poor air quality, not just in recent months but also over the past few years, especially during what locals refer to as the ‘fifth season’—the season of smog.
For context, on that particular Monday morning, the second most polluted city globally was New Delhi, India, with an AQI of 242, categorized as ‘Unhealthy.’ Baghdad, Iraq, came in as the third most polluted city with an AQI of 200, also labeled ‘Unhealthy.’
The declining air quality in Lahore raises significant concerns about the well-being of its residents and underscores the urgent need for effective measures to combat air pollution and smog in the region.