Weather forecast Today, Cyclone Maha HIGHLIGHTS: Cyclone Maha intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm and lay centred over eastcentral and adjoining westcentral Arabian Sea, around 660 km west southwest of Veraval (Gujarat), 700 km west-southwest of Diu and 640 km west-southwest of Porbandar at 05:30 hours on Monday. Under the influence of cyclone Maha, heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over Gujarat region and Saurashtra coasts on November 6 and 7 and isolated falls are likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and West Madhya Pradesh. Follow LIVE updates here
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Prime Minister Office (PMO) called for a review meeting on air pollution in Delhi and surrounding areas. Pollution levels in the city continued to remain in the ‘severe’ category for the seventh consecutive day, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) measuring 494, and at least 37 flights were diverted between 9 am and 1 pm on Sunday. The AAP government’s odd-even road rationing scheme kicked in for a period of 12 days from Monday onwards. The scheme, an emergency measure mandated under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), will be in place till November 15.
Seven cities in Uttar Pradesh also recorded high air pollution levels. The cities which fared even worse than Delhi on the Air Quality Index were Ghaziabad (453), Bulandshahr, Hapur, Greater Noida, Baghpat, Noida, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and Meerut.
Cyclone Maha is likely to intensify further till the morning of November 5. Follow this space for the latest weather updates.
Low pressure likely to bring rain in coastal Odisha this week
Formation of a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger rain in coastal Odisha towards the end of this week, the Meteorological Centre here said on Monday.
The low pressure, formed under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over north Andaman Sea and the areas along the Myanmar coast, is likely to move west-northwestwards in the next few days, it said.
The low pressure is likely to become well marked by Tuesday and further intensify into a depression over east-central Bay of Bengal in next two days, Director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre, HR Biswas said. (PTI)
Low-pressure area over north Andaman Sea
The low-pressure area over north Andaman Sea along with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 5.8 km above mean sea level persists. It is very likely to become low-pressure area during the next 12 hours and move west-northwestwards. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours and intensify further with northwestwards movements. (IMD)
After Delhi pollution, Cyclone Maha could derail second India vs Bangladesh T20I
“Severe cyclonic storm Maha lay centred at 580 kilometres southwest of Diu and 550 kms southwest of Veraval. It is most likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and make landfall between Dwarka and Diu on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning with wind speeds of 120 kilometres per hour,” regional IMD director Jayanta Sarkar told PTI.
If the forecast is right, the second T20I may be abandoned due to heavy rains. Read more...
Uttarakhand: Portals of Kedarnath Temple closed for winters
Uttarakhand received snowfall on Monday, after which the portals of the Kedarnath Temple have been closed for the winter season.
Uttarakhand: Snowfall at mountains around the Kedarnath Temple. Portals of the temple have been closed for the winter season. pic.twitter.com/u4uQuV3LdT— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2019
Layer of smog envelopes Kanpur
Areas in Kanpur were covered in a layer of smog on Monday. Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded to be 392, as per Central Pollution Control Board data.
Kanpur: A layer of smog covers areas in Kanpur. Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 392 (very poor) in Nehru Nagar, as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. pic.twitter.com/uTLfDm2VfR— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 4, 2019
Light rain in Delhi, NCR, UP, Haryana
Scattered rain was experienced in Delhi, NCR, parts of West Uttar Pradesh, South Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, South Kerala, Tamil Nadu and South Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Skymet Weather reported.
Delhi: Odd-even scheme kicks in; air quality in 'severe' category
In Delhi, the AAP government's odd-even road rationing scheme kicked in on Monday. The air quality in the national capital, however, remained in the 'severe' category for the seventh consecutive day. Air Quality Index (AQI) in the city was 708 at 8 am, according to data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Follow Delhi pollution LIVE updates
Pune: Moderate rain likely in city
Pune is likely to experience moderate rain over the next three days, beginning Tuesday, as cyclone Maha will inch closer to south Gujarat coast, IMD said. Read | In Pune, moderate rain likely as cyclone Maha heads towards south Gujarat
Cyclone Maha likely to landfall in Gujarat on Nov 6
Cyclone Maha is likely to make landfall along the coast of Gujarat between Dwarka and Diu on the night of November 6, IMD said on Sunday. Read more here
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