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Weather Report: Delhi Air Pollution Turn Ugly with Noxious Haze; IMD Predicts Heavy Snowfall over Western Himalayan Region

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
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“The Western Disturbance as a cyclonic circulation over Afghanistan & neighborhood extending up to 9.6 km above mean sea level still persists due to which there will be scattered to fairly widespread rain/snow over western Himalayan region during 14th-16th November and isolated heavy rain/snow and thunderstorm/hailstorm over western Himalayan region on 14th & 15th November”, said the weather department in its morning bulletin today. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that the minimum temperatures are likely to rise by 2-3°C during next 2 days over northwest India while it’s very likely to fall over east & adjoining central India by 2-3°C during next 2 days. 

Moreover, moderate to dense fog in isolated pockets over Assam & Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura can be observed during these next 2 days. 

“The Western Disturbance (WD) as a cyclonic circulation over Afghanistan & neighbourhood extending up to 9.6 km above mean sea level persists. The associated trough in mid & upper tropospheric westerlies with its axis at 5.8 km above mean sea level runs roughly along Long. 60°E to the north of Lat. 20°N. The induced cyclonic circulation over southwest Rajasthan & neighbourhood extending up to 1.5 km above mean sea level also persists”, said IMD. 

Delhi pollution

Delhi Pollution

On the other hand, Delhi’s air pollution turned ugly again with on Wednesday due to the raging stubble fire in the neighbouring states which pushed it to turn into ‘emergency zone’.   Madhavan Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, tweeted, "Forecast (green) suggests air quality in the severe category by Nov 14 (sic)." 

The National Capital on Tuesday morning recorded a minimum temperature of 11.7 degrees Celsius, the seasons lowest so far. Delhi's overall air quality index (AQI) read 425 at 4 pm and 437 at 9 pm on Tuesday. 

As per yesterday’s report, maximum temperatures were reported appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and East Rajasthan while minimum temperatures were markedly above normal (5.1°C or more) at isolated places over Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh. 

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