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Dry Light Winds prevail over Northwest Plains; Air Quality Deteriorates

Dry Light Winds prevail over Northwest Plains; Air Quality Deteriorates

11:57 AM

Pollution Article

Capital territory Delhi and its nearby regions such as Punjab and Haryana have been witnessing dry northerly/northwesterly winds from the past few days. The nature of these winds is dry and light. Along with this, a Western Disturbance as an upper air system is moving across central parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per Skymet Weather, due to this weather system no significant activity will be witnessed over the Northwestern plains during next 48 hours. The days will be mainly bright with full sunshine and mildly warm. While mornings can be hazy, and there are chances of mist to prevail over some pockets.

Dussehra has just gotten over and the pollution levels continue to remain at a higher side in cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Lucknow. Talking about pollution levels in Delhi, the particulate matter recorded at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium at 10.35 am on October 20 is 318.0 µg/m3 which is undoubtedly high in comparison to the prescribed standard of 100 µg/m3 . The Air Quality Index recorded at Talkatora in Lucknow is 225 and is under the category of, ‘unhealthy’. The air quality is poor in Agra recorded at 300. Such levels can cause breathing discomfort to people on prolonged exposure and can also cause discomfort to people with heart disease.

However, if we talk about the temperatures, then the minimums will be close to normal or marginally below. Delhi and NCR will continue to experience dry and warm weather conditions along with light winds in the offing. Few high clouds can also be witnessed.

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