Weather forecast today HIGHLIGHTS: Even as the southwest monsoon has withdrawn from Mumbai and other parts in north Konkan, post-monsoon rainfall or thundershower is likely to lash Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar over the weekend. The IMD has also predicted a cloudy sky with the possibility of light rain or thunderstorms for the next three days in Mumbai. “The areas along Maharashtra coast is likely to receive good showers along the Konkan coast and parts of central Maharashtra from Friday onwards,” an official from the IMD said.
Meanwhile, in Delhi, SAFAR predicted that the share of pollution from farm fires would increase to 17 per cent in Delhi Saturday. Many areas in Delhi recorded air quality as ”very unhealthy” category with an overall air quality index at 306.
South India to receive heavy showers owing to the formation of a low-pressure area over the Arabian Sea. Get the latest weather updates here:
Rainfall to intensify in Pune city during night hours: IMD
Pune City Saturday experienced a decent spell of rainfall, bringing back refreshing memories of the Monsoon season that ended recently.
Rainfall recorded over Pune, measured for nine hours until 5.30pm was 11 mm. According to officials at Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, a low pressure area lying over Lakshadweep in the east-central Arabian Sea is what is causing widespread rain over Maharashtra. The rainfall is likely to sustain till October 23.
Rainfall recorded in other places were as follows: Satara (25mm), Mahabaleshwar (13mm), Jalgaon (11mm), Solapur (10mm), Mumbai (7mm).
AQI in Delhi, NCR to be in moderate to poor category
The Air Quality Index in the national capital and the NCR area is expected to be in moderate to poor category, reports SkymetWeather. The Delhi NCR region may have hazy and misty morning for the next 3-4 days.
Mumbai, Pune, Sangli, Satara to get heavy showers during next 24 hours
Since morning, Mumbai is witnessing light rain spells. The significant rain has been seen in Amravati of 27 mm, Satara 10 mm, Solapur 31 mm, Santa Cruz 2 mm, and Ahmadnagar 8 mm, and Ratnagiri 11 mm, reports SkymetWeather. Heavy showers are expected to lash Mumbai, Pune, Sangli, Satara, with moderate spells over Nashik during next 24 hours.
IMD predicts light rains in Delhi
Delhiites woke up to clear skies on Saturday even as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast light rains in some parts of the national capital later in the day. The minimum temperature settled at 19.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. According to the MeT department, the humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 66 per cent.
The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy skies later in the day and light rains in some areas. "The skies will turn partly cloudy in the afternoon. There is also possibility of light rain today. The maximum temperature is expected to settle at 34 degree Celsius," he said.
Explained: Monsoon out, monsoon in
The months of October, November and December are supposed to comprise the northeast monsoon season, though the normal date for the onset of this monsoon is only around October 20. The southern peninsular region receives rains in the first half of October as well, but that is attributable to the retreating summer monsoon. The summer monsoon season ends on September 30 but the withdrawal does not happen overnight. Read more
Today morning: Delhi's PM 2.5 recorded at 215, in 'poor' category
Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday said central government agencies should stop blaming the national capital's residents for the rising pollution in the city and protecting the neighbouring states which are unable to curb stubble burning.
Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 215 and PM 10 at 221 both in 'Poor' category, in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data. pic.twitter.com/HfKdic88Zw— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2019