Weather forecast Today, Cyclone Maha Highlights: Cyclone Maha, which is expected to hit the Gujarat coast near Diu around noon on Thursday, has weakened into a severe cyclonic storm, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The storm is currently hovering around 490 km west-southwest of Veraval (Gujarat) and 540 km west-southwest of Diu. It is also likely to bring “heavy to very heavy rains” during the next 48 hours at isolated places in the state along with gusty winds at the speed of up to 90 kmph. Follow LIVE updates here
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha districts of Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur are gearing up to tackle Cyclone Bulbul forming in the Bay of Bengal. This will be the seventh tropical cyclone this year to hit India.
In other news, the air quality in Delhi and NCR improved to ‘poor’ category on Wednesday with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) showing 276 at 8.30 am, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). However, the air quality at certain places remained ‘severe’ or ‘very poor’. At Chandni Chowk, for instance, PM10 was 449 which falls in the ‘severe’ category.