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Weather forecast today LIVE UPDATES: Coastal Karnataka to receive heavy rainfall; moderate showers expected in Mumbai, Pune

Weather Forecast LIVE UPDATES: Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra and Chennai are likely to experience light showers through the day.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2019 9:10:47 pm
Northeast monsoon commences in Tamil Nadu Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra and Chennai are likely to experience light showers through the day. (Express file photo by Pradip Das)

Weather forecast Today Live Updates: The southern states of Telangana, coastal Karnataka and Kerala are likely to receive heavy showers during the next three to four days due to the formation of a low-pressure area over the Arabian Sea, IMD stated in their morning bulletin.

Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra and Chennai are likely to experience light showers through the day. Light rainfall with thunderstorm is also expected in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir and Uttarakhand, according to Skymet Weather.

In the national capital, a day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a press conference over the spike in pollution levels, the air quality in Delhi-NCR continued to remain poor owing to stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. Kejriwal said: “No additional population has suddenly settled in Delhi, no sudden inflow of vehicles has taken place and no new dust sources have come up in the last seven days. How could local sources have contributed to the sudden spike in pollution?”

Many areas in Delhi recorded air quality as ”very unhealthy” category on Friday morning, with overall air quality index at 306.

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    21:10 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Rahul's chopper forced to abort landing in Delhi due to bad weather, sent to Rewari

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in Rewari on Friday due to bad weather. He was returning to Delhi from Mahendragarh in Haryana where he addressed an election rally in place of his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who is down with a viral infection. In response to speculation, sources close to Rahul Gandhi said his helicopter was forced to abort its landing in Delhi due to bad weather and not due to a technical snag. It later landed safely in Rewari from where he headed to Delhi by road, a source said. PTI

    19:51 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Eight flights diverted due to bad weather in Delhi

    Due to bad weather in Delhi, 8 flights were diverted to Lucknow and Jaipur.

    18:56 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    About 2,000 instances of stubble burning recorded in Haryana, Punjab this year: CPCB

    Nearly 2,000 instances of stubble burning were recorded this year in Haryana and Punjab, with highest occurrences in Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Patiala, Karnal, Kaithal and Kurukshetra, the Central Pollution Control Board said on Friday. According to the CPCB data, a total of 3,202 active fire events have been recorded in Haryana and Punjab in 2019 against 2,544 such incidents in 2018.

    "In Haryana, 1,631 stubble burning instances have been reported in 2019 till now while in Punjab 1,571 such case were recorded," the CPCB data showed. Stubble burning significantly contributes to increasing pollution in the national capital. A senior CPCB official said presently about 7 per cent pollution in Delhi is caused due to stubble burning in surrounding states. PTI

    14:16 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Mumbai, Pune and Nashik to receive moderate showers
    12:42 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Moderate showers likely to hit Kerala

    Moderate to heavy rains have occurred over many parts of Kerala during the last 24 hours. While Kozhikode received 74 mm rains, Kannur 39 mm, Thrissur 7 mm, Karipur 44 mm, Kottayam recorded 53 mm of rains. Light showers are also expected over Konkan, Goa and Maharashtra.

    12:40 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Scattered rain over Chhattisgarh, MP and Jharkhand
    10:25 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Delhi's air quality likely to drop sharply over weekend

    The overall AQI at DTU, Dwarka Sector 8, Narela, Wazirpur and Bawana was 312, 316, 310, 312, and 341 respectively, which falls in the "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. (PTI)

    10:12 (IST)18 Oct 2019
    Andhra Pradesh to receive heavy showers in next 2-4 hours

    The national capital witnessed a slight decrease in pollution levels on Thursday, recording its overall air quality index at 276, but the situation is predicted to deteriorate sharply over the weekend due to "significant" stubble burning, PTI reported. Ten out of the 37 air quality monitoring stations in Delhi recorded Air Quality Index (AQI) in the "very poor" category. On Wednesday, the city's overall AQI stood at 304.

    On Thursday, the AQI at DTU-Delhi, Sirifort, Jahangirpuri, Rohini, Vivek Vihar, Narela, Wazirpur, Bawana, Mundka and Anand Vihar was 320, 302, 301, 310, 305, 315, 311, 328, 303 and 304 respectively. 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.