The Meteorological Department on Wednesday issued a yellow alert to the public in Himachal Pradesh ahead of severe or hazardous weather, which has the potential to cause damage, danger or widespread disruption to life.
Thunderstorm accompanied by hailstorm and gusty winds in the plains, lower and middle hills is predicted for May 10, 11.
It has also predicted severe heat wave conditions over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Uttar Pradesh, West Rajasthan, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Telangana for the next 48 hours.
In Delhi, the maximum temperature is expected to touch 41-degrees Celcius today. The capital is also likely to experience strong gusty winds throughout the day.
Meanwhile, the weather office has also predicted an increase in rainfall over many parts of northwest India, northeast and peninsular India, mainly from 10th May 2019. Heavy rainfall is also very likely at isolated places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
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Heat wave conditions conditions prevail over Andhra
Andhra Pradesh witnessed extreme heat wave conditions in some of its coastal areas. Dry weather prevailed over Telangana and Rayalaseema. Apart from these, dry weather conditions prevailed over Lakshadweep and coastal parts of Karnataka. However, light rainfall occurred at a few places in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and some regions of Andhra.
Yellow weather warning in Himachal, Modi, Rahul rally likely to cancel
Rain may mar proposed rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Himachal Pradesh on Friday. The Meteorological Department has issued a fresh yellow weather warning for May 10 and 11, predicting thunderstorm accompanied by hailstorm and gusty winds in the plains, lower and middle hills. Modi and Rahul are scheduled to address rallies in Mandi and Una, respectively, on May 10.
Delhi's air quality 'very poor', expected to turn 'severe' due to dust storm: SAFAR
Delhi's air quality nosedived to 'very poor' on Wednesday and is expected to deteriorate further to 'severe' category due to dust storm in northwest India, the Centre-run SAFAR said.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality index (AQI) was at 341 on Wednesday which falls in 'very poor' category.
An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.