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The Centre's air quality panel may take a call on revoking curbs in place in Delhi-NCR under stage 3 (severe) of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), an official said on condition of anonymity.
Murkata village in the northeastern state of Assam is in one of the most climate-vulnerable regions of India, according to a report by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, a New Delhi-based climate think tank.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board data, the national capital's Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 352 at 9.10 am.
The weatherman has forecast partly cloudy skies for the day while the maximum temperature on Sunday is expected to hover around 31 degrees Celsius, it said.
An AQI of above 400 is considered 'severe' and can affect healthy people and seriously impact those with existing illnesses.
The air quality is likely to improve further on the back of stronger winds from Thursday, forecasters said.
IMD statistics show that post-monsoon rainfall for the country between October 1 and 23 was 104 mm, almost 65 percent more than the normal of 63.2 mm for the season.
Pollution levels in the July-August-September quarter were preceded by one of the most polluted summers this year, unlike in 2020 when the trimester followed the cleanest ever summer (March-May) due to extraordinary conditions created because of hard pandemic lockdowns, the green think tank said.
Delhi’s air pollution problem aggravates during winters due to seasonal and atmospheric factors
Other measures to prevent air quality from worsening include vacuum-based sweeping of roads every day, water sprinkling to prevent dust pollution, and strict enforcement of dust control measures at construction and demolition sites.
The weatherman has forecast mainly clear skies for the day and the maximum temperature expected to settle at 32 degrees Celsius, they said.
Skymet forecasted that regions in North-Eastern India such as Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram Tripura and Meghalaya are likely to witness light rain in the next twenty four hours,
Colourless rainbows or fogbows form when sunlight interacts with smaller water droplets in mist or fog, instead of much bigger raindrops.
The 24-hour average air quality index in the city was 48 at 4 pm. It was 56 on Saturday and 55 on Friday.
Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to two million people before aiming for the Atlantic Coast.
An anti-cyclone will establish over southwest Rajasthan after 24 hours and north-westerly winds will commence in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi which will lead to a drop in moisture content in the atmosphere
Parts of Northern India such as Punjab and Haryana received continuous rainfall, making the mercury drop a little.
The relative humidity recorded at 8:30 am is 93 per cent, they said. The weatherman has forecast a partly cloudy sky with possibility of very light rain and drizzle during the day.
Defense Minister Anita Anand said on Saturday that troops would help remove fallen trees and other debris, restore transportation links and do whatever else is required for as long as it takes.
Noru, the 11th tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, will bring heavy to torrential rains over the capital region and nearby provinces on Sunday afternoon.
The weather department had issued a yellow alert' for Saturday as well, cautioning people about moderate rain at most places in Delhi with heavy rains at a couple of locations.
Typhoon Nanmadol, one of the biggest storms to hit Japan in years, killed at least two people and brought ferocious winds and record rainfall in Western Japan.
According to the weather office, India had received 7 per cent excess rains, but eight states, including the rice bowl states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, received deficient rainfall which could lead to lower farm output this kharif season.
For the next five days, there are slim chances for significant rainfall in the capital, according to a statement from the India Meteorological Department.