Slight drop in air pollution in Delhi; North East monsoon commences in Southern India

Source: Daily Excelsior

By: Sreenidhe

New Delhi: The air pollution in Delhi has dropped slightly down today after it reached the hazardous level category in the previous days. Sources from the Government’s System of Air Quality and Weather forecast and Research (SAFAR) has confirmed that the air quality index has improved from 442 on Wednesday to 370 on Thursday. With Diwali just a week ahead and this situation in mind, green crackers have been introduced in the city.

 

Here is a weather report on the rest of the Country.

  • The North East Monsoon rains have begun along the coastal areas of  Tamilnadu and Pondicherry, regions of Southern Tamilnadu, neighboring areas of  Andhra Pradesh and Southern Kerala today. In next 24 hours, the North East Monsoon rains are likely to commence over the rest of the regions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Southern Karnataka and  Rayalseema as the weather conditions are favorable.

Source: Vikatan

  • There is an upper air cyclonic circulation as a result of the Western Disturbance which was over Iran which now lies over Afghanistan and its adjoining areas between 3.1Km and 5.8 Km above the mean sea level. Due to the influence of the trough aloft with its axis at 5.8Km above mean sea level which runs along the north of Lat 30°N, there are chances of scattered widespread precipitation over the Western Himalayas for next 3 days and deserted rainfall in the Northern parts of Punjab and Haryana in next 48 hours. This is however likely to reduce thereafter.