India Delhi likely to stay hot, dusty polluted till Friday: Official

06:35  14 june  2018
06:35  14 june  2018 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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Dust Storm in Delhi : The dust storm, along with the meteorological department's forecast, comes on the heels of the World Health Organisation's report that included New Delhi as one of the world's most polluted cities. The temperature is likely to stay below 40 degree Celsius till Friday .

Delhi ’s maximum temperature on Friday was recorded at 40.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum was 26.7 degrees Celsius. The hottest location in the capital was Palam Humidity, meanwhile, oscillated between 24% and 55%, officials said. “These conditions are likely to continue over the next two days.

The thick haze enveloping the national capital and its adjoining areas is likely to persist till Friday, officials said on Wednesday, even as the concentration of dust particles doubled from the levels seen the evening before. Such levels of pollution have not been seen in Delhi since November, when farm fires in adjoining states pushed the air quality into ‘severe’ category.

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The current problem is blamed on strong winds that are bringing in dust from West Asian deserts.

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“Such strong winds are expected to continue till Friday night after which they are likely to weaken. There are chances of rain on June 17,” said RK Jenamani, head of the aviation meteorology services of Delhi region and IGI Airport.

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Based on pollution levels till 5 pm, the CPCB's air quality index for Saturday had a score of 403, against Friday 's 468. Constantly monitoring situation. There should be no reason to panic, take precautions try to stay indoors & don't expose children to polluted air."

According to the weather agency, the temperature is likely to stay below 40 degree Celsius till Friday . It was blamed on automobile emissions, industrial activity, crop burning in neighbouring states and dusty conditions across the city.

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The Supreme Court-appointed panel Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control Authority) sent an advisory to chief secretaries of all NCR states, including Delhi, to begin sprinkling water on streets in an effort to tamp down some of the dust.

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