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Air Pollution news: Delhi's AQI at 204; Will rains bring more relief to Delhi-NCR during Diwali? IMD says…

Air Pollution news: Delhi-NCR residents breathe easier as rains improve air quality from severe to ‘poor’. Rains bring relief to Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra; sunny weather expected in other areas.

Police personnel holds the umbrella and perform their duty amid rainfall in New Delhi on SaturdayPremium
Police personnel holds the umbrella and perform their duty amid rainfall in New Delhi on Saturday

Air Pollution News: Rains brought a huge sigh of relief for Delhi-NCR residents, who have been breathing toxic air over the last few weeks. The air quality dropped from severe to ‘poor’ after rains lashed on Friday. Today, the overall air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the ‘poor category’ with AQI at 204 marking a significant improvement from the last few days, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) data at 9:30 am.

Delhi, NCR pollution LIVE updates

Will Delhi witness more rain?

For the next two days post-Diwali on Sunday, the weather department has forecast a partly cloudy sky with mist or shallow fog in the mornings and thereafter, for the subsequent two days, it has forecast a mainly clear sky with shallow fog in the mornings. 

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In Uttar Pradesh, IMD has predicted the weather to be dry from 12-14 November. There are also no rain predictions in states like Punjab and Haryana. Not just Delhi, on Friday, rains also lashed parts of Haryana and Punjab, lowering temperatures and somewhat improving AQI numbers. 

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In Maharashtra, rains lashed several areas of Maharashtra including Mumbai, and Pune, however, the weather department has predicted mainly sunny weather conditions very likely to prevail in the districts of Konkan-Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada.

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IMD weather forecast 

Due to the Easterly/Northeasterly winds from the Bay of Bengal prevailing over Southeast peninsular India, IMD has predicted thunderstorms and lightning with gusty winds likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam and Rayalaseema on 14th and 15th November

Moreover, light to moderate fairly widespread to widespread rainfall has been predicted over Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the next 7 days with thunderstorms and lightning from 11th-14th November and isolated heavy rainfall on 13th and 14th November.

(With inputs from PTI, and ANI)

 

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Published: 12 Nov 2023, 10:53 AM IST
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