Even as Monday witnessed a sultry weather in the national capital, the rain from the previous day washed off much of the pollutants in the environment resulting in an overall ‘satisfactory’ air quality.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast for Monday predicted generally cloudy sky with light rain. It has forecast moderate rain for Tuesday and heavy rain for Wednesday.
Not just Delhi, the IMD has predicted isolated rainfall activity over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during next 24 hours and scattered to widespread rain with isolated thunderstorm/lightning over the region between July 5 and 8.
On Sunday, few places in Delhi such as Pitampura, Delhi University and Ridge (north Delhi) registered a rainfall above 20 mm while in rest of the areas, it was either ‘traces’ or fairly negligible rainfall.
“AQI today indicates ‘satisfactory’ air quality with dust (particle size more than 2.5 micrometer) contribution at approximately 57 per cent to PM10. For the next three days, i.e., till July 7, peak wind speed is likely to be about 15-20 kmph causing moderate dispersion and AQI is likely to be within asatisfactory’ due to expected light rain spells,” the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), under the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, said.
Moderate temperature ranging around 35-36 degrees Celsius and mixing layer height maintains moderate ventilation, it said.
It also pointed out that currently there is negligible impact of stubble burning and external dust intrusion.
An air quality index between 0 to 50 is considered ‘good’; 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’; 101 and 200 ‘moderate’; 201 and 300 ‘poor’; 301 and 400 ‘very poor’ and an AQI over 401 is considered ‘severe’. While most of the stations in central and south Delhi showed asatisfactory’ AQI, those along the border nearer to Haryana showed amoderatea� AQI taking the overall air quality to asatisfactory’.
At 2.00 p.m, the AQI at Anand Vihar in east Delhi was 125, Ashok Vihar in north Delhi was 121, Jahangirpuri in northeast Delhi 128, Dwarka sec 8 in west Delhi 117, Pusa in west Delhi 111, Lodhi Road in central Delhi 86, IGI Airport in southwest Delhi 108, R K Puram in south Delhi 81, `Aurobindo Marg in south Delhi 67, and Siri Fort in south Delhi 85, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Mumbai Monsoon Update: Heavy rain alert in Palghar including Mumbai, Thane, thunderstorm likely on Friday
Mumbai: Climate in Mumbai Rains that had stopped for the last several days made a vigorous presence again in Mumbai city and suburbs since Thursday morning. It has been raining continuously in Mumbai since morning. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar on Thursday and Friday. Due to this, rain is likely to continue in these areas for the next few hours. The weather department has also predicted rain with thunderstorms on Friday.
It had stopped raining for the past several days
However, the intensity of rain is likely to increase in the state due to the formation of a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal. The Meteorological Department estimates that there is a possibility of heavy rain in most parts of the state for the next two to three days. The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigarh, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts for the next two days.
Delhi Rains: Waterlogging, Traffic Snarls in Many Parts After Heavy Rain Lashes National Capital
Heavy rain lashed the national capital on Saturday, leading to waterlogging and traffic snarls in several parts of the city. Waterlogging was reported at the Badarpur metro station, RK Puram, and AIIMS, while massive snarls were witnessed at the Mathura Road, Mehrauli, Peeragarhi in the morning.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted that Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana will experience light to moderate scattered rainfall with fairly widespread occurrences from Friday to Sunday.
Following the rainfall, the minimum temperature in the national capital on Saturday dipped to 25 degrees Celsius, two notches below the seasonal average. The IMD has predicted moderate rain through the day.
The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday morning was recorded at 100 per cent.
Mumbai rains: After heavy rainfall IMD issues red alert
After witnessing heavy rainfall for more than a week, Mumbai is facing another episode of extremely heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued red alert for the Mumbai City and Suburban area from 8 pm on Wednesday till Thursday afternoon. In the wake of heavy rainfall, schools have been shut in the city. There is a high possibility of disruption in traffic, local train, and bus services. Know all updates about rainfall situation in Mumbai here.
Amid heavy rainfall, the collective water capacity of total 7 lakes of Mumbai was filled by 61.58% on Thursday, data released by BMC showed.
As the city continues to receive severe rainfall, the spokesperson of the Brihan mumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking told that there was no bus route diversion anywhere in the city on Thursday.
Amid heavy rainfall, the Colaba observatory recorded “extremely heavy” rainfall at 223.2 mm. The Santacruz observatory (representative of suburbs) recorded 145.1 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Thursday, according to the IMD Mumbai.
Despite extreme rainfall, local trains are running on time in Mumbai. The Western Railway division informed that the trains are running normally in Mumbai Suburban route and Harbour line.Heavy rainfall continues to batter many parts of the city on Thursday. IMD has issued red alert for the city today.
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