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Humid weather in Delhi to add to pollution woes

Humid weather in Delhi to add to pollution woes

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Delhi rains have now completely vanished from the city and Delhi and its adjoining regions have not received any rains for almost a month now. The last leg of Southwest Monsoon gave good rains over the city but since then, the weather is almost dry.

In general, both the Safdarjung and Palam Observatory do not record many good showers in the month of October. The average monthly rainfall for both the observatory stands at 14.3 mm and 13.7 mm respectively.

In the absence of rains, warm weather has taken over and the temperatures are gradually mounting 2-3 degrees above the normal. During the last 24 hours also, Delhi’s Safdarjung Observatory has recorded 36.4℃ which is 3 degrees beyond the normal. During the same time, the Palam Observatory recorded 36.8℃ which is 2 degrees above the normal range.

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As per Skymet Weather, at present, southeasterly humid winds are prevailing over the region. Moreover, the deep depression over Jharkhand is expected to weaken into a Low-Pressure Area in another 24 hours. The influence of these humid winds over Delhi and NCR will continue for the next 3-4 days.

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Due to these winds, the humidity levels are likely to remain high especially during morning and evening hours leading to haze and mist for a short duration. Winds will also remain light during early morning hours leading to an increase in pollution levels over Delhi and its nearby regions.

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These weather conditions are likely to continue till October 15 after which, wind reversal is expected to take place. By October 16, winds will once again change from southeasterly to northwesterly and due to moderate dry northwesterly winds, pollution level will once again reduce significantly.

In a nutshell, this can be said that this year Delhiites can brace for a much cleaner Diwali as compared with the last years’.

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