Weather forecast Today, Cyclone Maha HIGHLIGHTS: The very severe cyclonic storm ‘Maha’ might weaken further into a cyclonic storm before hitting the Gujarat coast near Union Territory of Diu on Thursday and is likely to bring “heavy to very heavy rains” at isolated places in the state along with gusty winds at the speed of up to 90 kmph, Met department said on Tuesday. Parts of the coastal Konkan, central Maharashtra and Marthawada regions are likely to receive rains along with Goa over the next two days due to ‘Maha’. Schools and colleges in coastal Palghar district of Maharashtra will remain closed from November 6 to 8 in view of warning of heavy rain due to cyclone `Maha’. Fishermen in Palghar and neighbouring Thane districts have also been asked not to venture into the sea, officials said.
Meanwhile, after Delhi’s air pollution hit emergency levels last week, the air quality index (AQI) in the national capital saw a dip on Tuesday, recording 382 on the AQI, which falls in the “very poor” category, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Meanwhile, the IMD predicted that on Thursday light shower due to westerly disturbances can be expected as rain clouds are being seen around Delhi. On Monday, the air pollution level shifted from 708 (severe-plus emergency category) to 467 (severe) according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).