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Weather forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: Cyclone Maha may make landfall in Gujarat on Nov 6

Weather forecast Today, Cyclone Maha HIGHLIGHTS: On Sunday, Prime Minister Office (PMO) called for a review meeting on air pollution in Delhi and surrounding areas.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 5, 2019 10:47:22 am
Weather forecast today LIVE Updates: Cyclone Maha intensifies into Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm; Delhi and adjoining states covered in blanket of smog 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. (File)

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.

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Cyclone Maha is likely to intensify further till the morning of November 5. Follow this space for the latest weather updates.

Highlights

    17:36 (IST)04 Nov 2019
    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)

    17:21 (IST)04 Nov 2019
    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)

    15:19 (IST)04 Nov 2019
    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...

    14:09 (IST)04 Nov 2019
    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. 

    13:45 (IST)04 Nov 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. 

    13:19 (IST)04 Nov 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.

    12:44 (IST)04 Nov 2019
    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

    12:34 (IST)04 Nov 2019
    Farmers continue to burn stubble in Punjab

    Farmers from Punjab's Ludhiana continued to burn stubble. 

    12:02 (IST)04 Nov 2019
    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

    11:28 (IST)04 Nov 2019
    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

    10:32 (IST)04 Nov 2019
    Welcome to our LIVE blog!

    Welcome to our LIVE blog. Follow this space for the latest weather updates.

    Cyclone Maha is likely to intensify further till the morning of November 5. The storm is likely to weaken gradually thereafter, will move west-northwestwards during the next 24 hours, recurve east-northeastwards and move rapidly thereafter.

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast shallow to moderate fog in northern parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar for the enxt 2 days and over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the next 3 days.