Delhi wakes up to a clear sunny morning, pollution to return on Tuesday once again

November 16, 2019 9:38 AM |

Delhi remained covered in haze on Friday for the fourth consecutive day. However, as had been forecast by Skymet, Saturday has come as a relief as the haze seems to have cleared away from most parts and Delhi woke up to a sunny morning. Though the overall AQI as of today morning has been recorded at 505, almost all the places are still showing ‘severe’ to ‘hazardous’ air conditions today as well.

This decrease in pollution has come because of the increased wind speed. Northwesterly winds are blowing with a speed of 8-10 kmph over the region. However as of now, these light winds are further bringing along pollutants of stubble burning from the Northern states of Punjab and Haryana over the city.

A considerable decrease in pollution levels will only take place if the winds keep on blowing for a prolonged period. On a good note, we expect these Northwesterly winds to pick up speed gradually. From Saturday till Monday, the wind speed is only supposed to pick up.

By tomorrow, winds would have picked up a moderate speed of 15 to 20 kmph. This is when a considerable decrease in the air pollution will take place over the region as these winds will help dispersing the pollutants over a wider area. Air quality will improve from ‘severe’ and will be recorded in ‘very poor to poor’ category.

Yet, Delhi has to wait for another 24 to 48 hours for the pollution to come down. By November 18, pollution level will come down further into ‘poor’ category.

We do not expect any rain activities over Delhi and NCR for the next one week or so. So, the city will have to rely on the only remedy in the form of strong winds until then.

From Tuesday, air is expected to turn foul once again as the winds will subside.

Image Credits – India Today

Any information taken from here should be credited to Skymet Weather

For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
Alert: #Jammu- #Srinagar & Srinagar- #Leh highway closed. Further heavy snowfall likely. Orange alert issued.
Friday, December 13 00:42Reply
With these #rains, the air quality in #Delhi will also see an improvement as these rains will have washed the pollu…
Thursday, December 12 23:27Reply
Two flights have been diverted, towards Jaipur while three remained in the air for long due to hailstorm, strong wi…
Thursday, December 12 23:27Reply
As reiterated by Skymet Weather, #Delhi rains did make an appearance and continue to lash many parts of the nationa…
Thursday, December 12 23:24Reply
हम उम्मीद कर सकते हैं कि इन बारिश की गतिविधियों में और वृद्धि होगी। खासकर उत्तर-पूर्वी मध्य प्रदेश के कई हिस्सों…
Thursday, December 12 22:00Reply
We expect light rains to commence over parts of #Bihar by tonight or by tomorrow early morning. The rainfall activi…
Thursday, December 12 21:30Reply
Thursday, December 12 21:29Reply
13 दिसंबर का मौसम: पंजाब, हरियाणा, उत्तर प्रदेश में ओलावृष्टि से फसल के नुकसान की संभावनाI #Hindi #WeatherForecast
Thursday, December 12 21:10Reply
The Air Quality Index compiled by the state environment department reached as high as 2,552 in some eastern suburbs…
Thursday, December 12 21:10Reply
When we think about air pollution, #Delhi is the first city that comes in our mind. But this piece has to be about…
Thursday, December 12 21:00Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try