Weather Updates: No relief from stifling air in Delhi-NCR, rain alert issued in these parts of the country


At 7.50 am, PM10 was recorded as 376 in the very poor category and PM 2.5 was recorded as 224 in the very poor category. Along with this, Gurugram recorded a very poor AQI of 350 and Noida had an AQI of 463 in the severe category.

The people of the country's capital Delhi and NCR still have not gotten relief from the suffocating air. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi fell in the 'very poor category to 368 on Friday morning. At 7.50 am, PM 10 was recorded as 376 in the 'very poor' category and PM 2.5 at 224 in 'very poor' category. Along with this, Gurugram recorded 'Very Poor' AQI of 350 and Noida had AQI of 463 in 'Severe' category. Meanwhile, an alert of heavy rain has been issued in many states of the country. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain and thundershowers in parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal in the next few hours on Friday.

IMD Chennai said that Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Kallakuruchi are likely to receive heavy rain and thundershowers. Light rain is also possible in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Ranipet, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur. Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Karaikal region may also receive rain in the next few hours.

Holiday in schools and colleges for two days due to rain alert

Earlier, the Meteorological Department had predicted a new round of rains in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal between November 25 and 29. Given this, the Union Territory of Puducherry has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal for two days.

It has been raining incessantly over the southern states for the past two weeks and is likely to continue for the next few days. The IMD said that a low-pressure area is very likely to form over South Andaman Sea around November 29, 2021. It is very likely to become more marked and move west-northwestwards during subsequent 48 hours.