Delhi Air Pollution Report Nov 7: Dense smog continues to engulf NCR, gradual respite likely

November 7, 2016 4:16 PM |

 

Situation across Delhi continues to be grim as pollution levels remain sky high. Delhiites woke up to another morning of dense smog, however, visibility was slightly better than Sunday.

Winds continue to be light and calm and minimum temperatures have also been dipping, making situation favourable for accumulation of pollutants. At present, wind speed is between 5 kmph and 10 kmph, which needs to increase up to 15-25 kmph for the clearance of the smog.

Though much respite is not on cards for another couple of days, but weathermen are hoping of gradual improvement.

Winds started blowing as early as six today in comparison to 11 am on Sunday, leading to better visibility conditions.

According to Skymet Weather, the anti-cyclone over Northwest India has started weakening and thus, we expect northwesterly winds to pick up pace soon.

With this, sky is likely to clear up gradually in the coming days. Tuesday could also see moderate to dense smog but we hope to see clear sky by Wednesday.

Updated on November 6, 15:30: No Relief In Sight From The Deadly Smog For Poor Delhites

 

Delhi has been compared to a gas chamber since last many days.

While some attribute this to the careless use of firecrackers during Diwali, other factors could be burning of solid waste in and around Delhi, vehicular emissions, dust by the roadside and around construction sites in Delhi and stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana.

The Air Quality Index has a different story to tell it has climbed up to the top of the charts at five stations in Delhi.

With this, an emergency situation has been declared in Delhi and NCR region by the central government. Schools have been closed for next 3 days, no construction and demolition work will take place in the city for the next 10 days and coal powered Badarpur power plant will remain shut for next 10 days.

We can expect this situation to continue for at least next 24 – 48 hours. Strong winds or rain can bring some relief to the residents, but no rain is foreseen for at least 8-10 days, however winds may pick up pace from tomorrow.

 

Please Note: Any information picked from here should be attributed to skymetweather.com

 

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