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Many Northern States Including Delhi to Get Light to Heavy Showers Today With a Drop in Air Quality

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

“The weather has remained dry for the last 24 hours which is likely to shift into rainy days, said the Skymet weather on its latest report. On the other hand, a few places in the western and north-western parts of Uttar Pradesh are likely to receive moderate to heavy rains during the day which is likely to intensify from January 29 onwards. Moreover, a fairly widespread rain/thunderstorm likely to lash over western Himalayan region, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Rajasthan and North Madhya Pradesh from 27th to 29th January, said Indian Meteorological Department in its latest weather bulletin.

As per reports, the air quality in Delhi and surrounding areas deteriorated to ‘hazardous’ with ‘547’ in the  Air Quality Index reports  due to the drop of the wind speed to 4kmph on Sunday. The weather department, however, forecast a drizzle late Monday night or Tuesday which may offer temporary relief from cold winds and wash away pollutants. The temperature is likely to drop again towards the end of the month.

“The western disturbance will reach the region by Monday due to which the wind speed will change to the comparative warmer southerly or easterly. Also, there are chances of experiencing some drizzling towards Monday night; Tuesday is likely to experience rainfall. This may improve the air quality of the region. The temperature will rise for a short period from Monday till Wednesday. However, the minimum temperature will drop again towards the end of the month,” said Mahesh Palawat, director of private weather forecasting agency Skymet.

As per yesterday’s reports, the minimum temperature was recorded at 6.9° Celsius, two notches below season’s average. The maximum temperature was recorded at 22.7° Celsius.

“Monday will see moderate fog in the morning. The winds may catch up from the afternoon onwards and there are chances of drizzle late at night. The minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to hover around 9° Celsius and 21° Celsius, respectively,” an IMD official said.

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