Much of the unwanted blanket of smoke will be washed down thanks to rains in Delhi tonight. The Indian Meteorological Department said that an acceleration in wind-speeds could result in rain and continue till Thursday.
This would wash down much of the unbreathable blanket of smoke, the IMD said.
"The wind speeds during this period are likely to pick up which will then help clear the air," Scientist at IMD, Charan Singh said.
The rains will also bring a respite for the most vulnerable - lakhs of students who return to schools on Monday after five-day break due to the pollution.
On Sunday, the pollution levels in and around Delhi were recorded as 'severe' - the highest category on the government's Air Quality Index. Nine of the 10 most polluted places in the country were in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) with air quality levels over 490 - the hazardous category, data from the Central Pollution Control Board or CPCB showed.