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Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Jammu, Himachal; Delhi air quality to dip again

Weather forecast HIGHLIGHTS: In Delhi, the air quality is again expected to dip to the 'severe' category, with calm wind and lower temperatures ineffective in the dispersal of pollutants.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2019 10:38:15 pm
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Weather forecast Today Live News Updates: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Friday predicted heavy rainfall accompanied by lightning in isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The IMD also predicted rainfall in parts Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Lakshadweep. Parts of Jammu and Kashmir might also receive fresh snowfall, the IMD said.

Meanwhile, in the national capital, the air quality is again expected to dip to the ‘severe’ category, with calm wind and lower temperatures ineffective in the dispersal of pollutants.

However, light rainfall with good wind speed is also in the forecast for November 26. SAFAR has also said an improvement in air quality is likely by Saturday, owing to a passing Western disturbance which would increase wind speed.

The overall air quality in Delhi stood at 347 at 9 am today, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

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    12:02 (IST)22 Nov 2019
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    11:24 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Heavy rainfall lashes parts of Puducherry

    Heavy rainfall lashes parts of Puducherry.

    11:17 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Delhi air quality in 'very poor' category

    The air quality in Delhi was in the 'very poor' category on Friday, improving slightly from the 'severe' level a day ago. The overall air quality index (AQI) was 364 at 9.30 am. The minimum temperature was 13 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. The humidity level was 82 per cent at 8.30 am. (PTI)

    10:10 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Delhi’s air quality has improved since 2016: Javadekar in Rajya Sabha

    As the Rajya Sabha debated the issue of air pollution in Delhi, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said the capital’s air quality has improved over the last three years and that the number of ‘good’ and ‘moderate’ days has increased. “As per continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations data, there is general improvement in air quality of Delhi,” Javadekar said. Read more

    09:34 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Jammu and Kashmir to receive fresh snowfall

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that the isolated areas of Jammu and Kashmir will receive fresh snowfall along with heavy rainfall.

    09:25 (IST)22 Nov 2019
    Delhi air quality back to ‘severe’ today

    Air quality is expected to plunge to ‘severe’ category Friday, with calm surface level winds and low temperature being ineffective in dispersal of pollutants, air and weather monitoring agencies said. The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of Delhi Thursday remained in the ‘very poor’ category, but jumped by 65 points from Wednesday to reach 366 Thursday, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Read more

    weather, weather forecast today, weather today, today weather,delhi weather, noida weather, weather forecast today, weather forecast delhi, mumbai weather, mumbai weather forecast, chennai weather The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of Delhi Thursday remained in the ‘very poor’ category

    The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of Delhi Thursday remained in the ‘very poor’ category, but jumped by 65 points from Wednesday to reach 366 Thursday, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

    In NCR, Ghaziabad and Noida had already touched ‘severe’ with an AQI of 416 and 402, while Gurgaon was in ‘poor’ range with 280.

    As of 10 pm Thursday, five out of 35 monitoring stations in Delhi had recorded ‘severe’ air quality — meaning the air in these areas would “affect healthy people and seriously impact those with existing diseases” — while all others remained in the ‘very poor’ range.

    The main factors working towards the deteriorating air quality are the extremely low wind speed and strong near-surface inversion during the stable night time.”

    In other weather-related news, parts of South India will experience thunderstorms accompanied with lightning today. ‘Heavy rainfall’ is predicted in parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.