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05/11/2018 10:18 AM IST | Updated 05/11/2018 11:00 AM IST

Delhi Covered In Thick Smog: Photos On Twitter Show Just How Bad The Air Pollution Is

It's not Diwali yet, but Delhi is choking.

Anushree Fadnavis / Reuters
A church is shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, November 1, 2018.

It's not yet Diwali, but Delhi woke up to a thick blanket of smog on Monday morning as the air quality deteriorated significantly and visibly.

The smog blocked out the sun, making it look like a rainy day. The air had a bad, burnt smell to it as well.

Reports say that is likely to get worse as the temperatures drop and as people burst firecrackers on Diwali.

While the air quality had improved over the weekend, with PTI reporting that the Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 231 on Sunday, the AQI on Monday at 10:00 am was 365.

Delhi authorities had taken several measures like shutting down construction activity and stone crusher and hot mix plants to reduce air pollution.

However, Monday morning brought in a shroud of smoke all over Delhi. And as people stepped out to work, they took to Twitter to share photos of just how bad the pollution is.

Buildings disappeared

So did views from the balcony

Visibility was poor

The air smelt weird

Air purifiers went red