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Delhi-NCR Air Quality Still Remains ‘Severe’; Heavy Snowfall over Kashmir, Ladakh

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Weather Report: “The Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation over Iran & neighborhood between 3.1 km and 7.6 km above mean sea level persists”, said the weather department in its morning report. On the other hand, the national capital witnessed a dip in pollution levels this morning, even as the air quality in the city remained in the "severe" category. Delhi-NCR recorded the temperature of 19 degrees Celsius at 10.15 AM in the morning while the humidity was 66 percent. Moreover, the city is blanketed by foggy smog and the weather department also forecasted the possibility of strong surface winds during the day.

The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi at 10.15 am today stood at AQI of 315 at Ghaziabad while 200 AQI in Noida. As per report, an AQI between 201 and 300 is considered ''poor'', 301-400 ''very poor'' and 401-500 ''severe''.

On the other hand, Kashmir and Ladakh lashed with heavy snowfall since yesterday night due to the drastic decrease in temperature in the valley. It is expected that the fresh spell of snowfall will attract the tourist to this valley during this winter. Transportations connectivity might get obstructed due to the heavy snowfall while electricity had cut down in a few places of Srinagar.

As per yesterday’s report, isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal observed rainfall along with thunderstorms.

As per reports, maximum temperatures were recorded above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) at most places over Jharkhand and Konkan & Goa; Himachal Pradesh,Chhattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands while minimum temperatures were recorded appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at a few places over Punjab, West Rajasthan, Saurashtra & Kutch, and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim and Assam & Meghalaya yesterday.

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