Delhi witnessed light showers on Wednesday evening causing a dip in temperature. The rains in the evening were preceded by thundershowers. The maximum and minimum temperature today morning was recorded as 27 and 13 degrees Celcius, respectively. The air quality index after the rains, however, remained ‘poor’ at 289 while PM 2.5 level stood at 325 which falls under ‘very poor’ category.
A warning for avalanche has also been issued in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand and the Union Home Ministry has directed the chief secretaries of the respective states to monitor the situation in sensitive areas and follow precautionary measures.
In wake of Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) warning, Ministry of Home Affairs has directed Chief Secy of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand & Jammu and Kashmir to keep a close watch, monitor the situation in prone areas regularly & take appropriate precautionary measures pic.twitter.com/lxE6g0X9RM
— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2018
Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) said there is a prediction of a cloudy sky in the capital and that sometimes brings sporadic showers.
Meanwhile, the EPCA lifted the ban on heavy vehicles and said they will be able to transport goods through the city on normal timings between 11 PM to 6 AM.