In many states across the country, people are currently experiencing a sense of cold. Meanwhile, in Delhi, people have found relief between dangerous levels of pollution after rainfall. Rainfall started in the capital on Thursday night and continued until Friday morning. The weather department has predicted heavy rainfall in Kerala and Tamil Nadu on November 10. Additionally, there are chances of rain in plains due to the western disturbance.
After the rainfall in the capital, there has been a noticeable improvement in the Air Quality Index (AQI). Until 8 a.m. on Friday, several places in Delhi witnessed a significant reduction in the air quality index. In areas like R.K. Puram, where the AQI was in the severe category until Thursday, it has now reached an AQI of 102. Other regions have also seen improvements in air quality. The weather department had predicted on Thursday that there would be clouds in Delhi on Friday. During this period, there is a possibility of light rain. In terms of AQI, Delhi was in the ‘severe’ category on Thursday, with an AQI of 437, while it was 426 on Wednesday.
In addition to this, air quality in Ghaziabad (391), Gurugram (404), Noida (394), Greater Noida (439), and Faridabad (410) remained very poor. The AQI is categorized as ‘good’ between 0 and 50, ‘satisfactory’ between 51 and 100, ‘moderate’ between 101 and 200, ‘poor’ between 201 and 300, ‘very poor’ between 301 and 400, and ‘severe’ between 401 and 450. An AQI above 450 is considered ‘severe plus.’
Regarding the weather in other states, the IMD has forecasted heavy rain in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In addition, an alert has been issued for both states. The weather department expects heavy snowfall in mountainous areas and rain and light snowfall in plains in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to snowfall, the Mughal Road connecting Kashmir with Poonch has been closed. The IMD has also issued a yellow alert for both states.
Further, IMD has predicted that for the next five days after November 10, there is no chance of heavy rain anywhere. Meanwhile, there will be a gradual 2 to 4-degree Celsius reduction in minimum temperatures in several parts of North-West India.