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Weather Department Issues Heavy Rain Alert for These Northern States; Delhi Air Quality in 'Very Poor' Category

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Weather Update: “Under the influence of induced cyclonic circulation, light to moderate scattered/fairly widespread rainfall very likely to occur over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan and north Madhya Pradesh on 12th & 13th December”, said the weather department on its morning bulletin. On the other hand, heavy rainfall likely to lash over North Punjab on 12th & 13th December while north Haryana & northwest Uttar Pradesh likely to get heavy rainfall on 13th December. The weather department has also issued heavy rainfall alert over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on 12th & 13th December.

Delhi Weather

Meanwhile, Delhi air quality again drops to “Hazardous” with an AQI (Air Quality Index) of 612 reported at 9 AM on Thursday. Meanwhile, dense fog observed at the Delhi-NCR region along with a shivering cold temperature drops down to single-digit during the morning hours.

“A Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation extending up to mid-tropospheric levels lies over eastern parts of Iran and adjoining Afghanistan. It is likely to affect the north Indian region from the night of 10th December 2019. Under its influence, an induced cyclonic circulation is likely to form over southwest Rajasthan & adjoining Pakistan on the night of 11th December 2019. It is likely to move east-northeastwards and cause light rain/snow from 10th December night onwards over Western Himalayan Region with maximum intensity on 12th & 13th December with widespread rain/snow with isolated heavy falls over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in this period”, said the latest weather forecast.

As per yesterday’s report, heavy rain along with thunderstorm occurred at isolated places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam and Rayalaseema. On the other hand, very dense fog observed at isolated pockets Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab and creates hindrance on visibility.

Maximum temperatures were reported appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at a few places over Kerala & Mahe; Konkan & Goa; Coastal Karnataka while minimum temperatures were reported appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at most places over Madhya Maharashtra.

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