Temperatures are likely to drop by 2-4°C in the next few days, bringing winter-like conditions that could also lead to an increase in air pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), weather and pollution forecasting officials said on Sunday.
The drop in temperature is expected mainly due to a change in wind direction: from south-easterly to north-westerly, which will bring in cold winds from snow-clad mountains as well as smoke from farm fires in Punjab and Haryana.
“There is a clear sky, which means radiation will be reflected back [at night]. Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh received heavy snowfall last week due to a western disturbance. These conditions will cause temperature to drop in the plains,” said Kuldeep Shrivastava, director of the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC).
Officially, the colder temperature will not be classified as winter since the India Meteorological Department (IMD) classifies the period between January 1 and February 28 for the season.
According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences’s air quality early warning system Safar, “air quality is likely to deteriorate on November 11 and may remain in very poor category with higher values. It is likely to deteriorate marginally further on November 12 and may remain in upper end of very poor category and may reach in severe…”
This is because, the agency explained in its prediction, upper atmosphere winds, are bringing in farm fire smoke while calm surface will exacerbate local pollution. “The effective stubble fire counts started to increase and touched 1,882 on 9th November as against to 415 on Nov 8th,” the agency said.
The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi deteriorated to “very poor” category (321) on Sunday, compared to “poor” category (283) a day before.
An AQI between 201 and 300 is ‘poor’, 301-400 ‘very poor’ and 401-500 ‘severe’. An AQI above 500 falls in the severe plus category.
An official, however, said that air quality is unlikely to turn as bad as it had in the beginning of November. “There is a marginal increase [in pollution] because winds are northwesterly now. It may not increase very much after this,” said a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) official who didn’t want to be named.
Wind speed on Sunday was about 15 to 16 kmph and is likely to reduce to 8 to 10 kmph on Monday and Tuesday, this person added. The minimum temperature in Delhi on Sunday was 14.5 degree C, one degree above normal. It is likely to reduce to about 11 degree C in the next few days.
Farm fires in Punjab and Haryana have been continuing, but are expected to come to an end gradually in the next few days.
“Very few farms are left with stubble. They will be burnt in the next one week. The Punjab government has announced ?100 per quintal subsidy to farmers with less than 5 acre farm land. But this was announced very late, so I am not sure if it will have any impact this year,” said Harinder Singh Lakhowal, general secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) in Punjab.
Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest
The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.
Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.
Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.
After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.
Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!
After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.
Delhi’s temperature condition
According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.
In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy
After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.
In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.
“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.
He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.
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