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Researchers at the University of Reading and the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts said farmers in India should be provided with early forecasts of expected variations in the monsoon season(AP Photo)

Scientists suggest early Indian monsoon forecasts could benefit farmers

ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:28 PM IST
  • Dr Amulya Chevuturi, a monsoon researcher at the University of Reading and lead author of the study said, "The Indian monsoon brings around 80 per cent of India's annual rainfall, so even small variations in the timing of its arrival can have a huge impact on agriculture."
A cyclist seen on a foggy afternoon at Singhu border near Delhi on Saturday.(Amal Ks/HT Photo)
A cyclist seen on a foggy afternoon at Singhu border near Delhi on Saturday.(Amal Ks/HT Photo)

At 361, AQI in Delhi remains in very poor category

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:40 AM IST
IMD forecast said that dense fog was also likely early Sunday, which could reduce visibility levels drastically.
People at India Gate on a hazy afternoon in New Delhi on Friday.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
People at India Gate on a hazy afternoon in New Delhi on Friday.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

At 402, Delhi AQI breaches severe category again

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:39 AM IST
India Meteorological Department said stubble burning incidents are now negligible but local pollutants accumulated in the atmosphere have not been able to disperse because of unfavourable weather conditions.
Cloudbursts and localised heavy rains are cause of heavy destruction of life and property in India(PTI Photo)
Cloudbursts and localised heavy rains are cause of heavy destruction of life and property in India(PTI Photo)

48 hrs early prediction of Uttarakhand-like cloud-burst by 2022, says report

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 03:50 PM IST
At present India’s weather forecasting system depends on high-performance computing (HPC) system with a capacity of 10 PetaFlops. Plans are, however, afoot to augment the current HPC from 10 PFlops to 40 PFlops by 2022 and to 100 PFlops by 2024.
Delhi has been witnessing poor air quality since Sunday.(File Photo/AP)
Delhi has been witnessing poor air quality since Sunday.(File Photo/AP)

Delhi breathing foul air as major pollutants in ‘poor’ category

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 09:47 AM IST
Delhi’s overall AQI on Sunday was 305, which was in ‘very poor’ category.
There were traffic jams in many parts of Delhi on Wednesday morning after the city and adjoining areas experienced rainfall.(Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
There were traffic jams in many parts of Delhi on Wednesday morning after the city and adjoining areas experienced rainfall.(Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

Traffic jams, water-logging in parts of Delhi after overnight, morning rains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 01:17 PM IST
Heavy traffic was seen on the Noida-Delhi link road near Mayur Vihar and movement of vehicles was slow due to water-logging near Vikas Bhawan at ITO due to early morning showers.
An IMD scientist said that from Wednesday, the wind will get slower and there is a forecast of shallow to dense fog in the morning hours, pushing Delhi’s air into ‘very poor’ category.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
An IMD scientist said that from Wednesday, the wind will get slower and there is a forecast of shallow to dense fog in the morning hours, pushing Delhi’s air into ‘very poor’ category.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s air in ‘poor’ zone, may dip further on Wednesday as wind speed slows down

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 07:22 AM IST
The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), ministry of earth science’s weather and air quality monitoring centre, forecast also shows the AQI is likely to plunge to the lower end of the “very poor” category by Wednesday.
Delhiites are in for relatively cleaner air this week, scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhiites are in for relatively cleaner air this week, scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi to have relatively cleaner air this week: Weather experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 03:06 AM IST
On Saturday, the overall Air Quality Index reading of Delhi was recorded at 312, which, though in the ‘very poor’ range, was slightly better than Friday’s 360.
Swaminathan’s tweets sparked a debate on how the administration could focus on income generation from stubble.(PTI)
Swaminathan’s tweets sparked a debate on how the administration could focus on income generation from stubble.(PTI)

Make stubble lucrative, says Swaminathan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 01:45 PM IST
As severe air quality gripped Delhi, about 46% of Delhi’s PM 2.5 pollution load, the highest this season was contributed by crop stubble fires in neighbouring states on Friday according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research of ministry of earth sciences.
Pune’s air quality ahead of Diwali has been one of the best as compared to the last five years.(HT Photo)
Pune’s air quality ahead of Diwali has been one of the best as compared to the last five years.(HT Photo)

Air quality of Pune during Diwali, one of the best since 2014

Pune, Hindustan Times | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 04:53 PM IST
According to the ministry of earth sciences’ air quality forecast and research service, Safar, air quality index (AQI) for Sunday will be around 70 , while on Monday, it will be 85, and on Tuesday it will be 53 while 30 October AQI will be around 45
Delhi sees a spike in pollution levels during this time of the year owing to a change in meteorological conditions, combined with local emissions and the effects of crop residue burning in neighbouring states.(HT image)
Delhi sees a spike in pollution levels during this time of the year owing to a change in meteorological conditions, combined with local emissions and the effects of crop residue burning in neighbouring states.(HT image)

Delhi air quality very poor, feeling suffocated say residents

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 02:07 PM IST
The city has also reported a spike in respiratory problems and cough and eye infections among adults. “The pollution has increased in the past three days. I am feeling very suffocated.
Delhi air quality remains to its all time low.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Delhi air quality remains to its all time low.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi air to be ‘very poor’ from Tuesday

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2019 01:50 PM IST
According to pollution watch by Safar (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research) India, developed by Ministry of Earth Science and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune the overall air quality of Delhi is in the higher end of the poor category.
Residents of Delhi woke to a hazy morning on Monday as the air quality index (AQI) of the national capital dipped again to the ‘poor’ category for the fifth day.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Residents of Delhi woke to a hazy morning on Monday as the air quality index (AQI) of the national capital dipped again to the ‘poor’ category for the fifth day.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Hazy morning in Delhi, air quality dips to poor again

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Date from Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) showed the overall air quality of Delhi is the higher end of the poor category.
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed that on Wednesday, the city’s overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 173 compared to 326 last year.(HT image)
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed that on Wednesday, the city’s overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 173 compared to 326 last year.(HT image)

Post-Dussehra pollution in Delhi lowest in 5 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai and Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 05:49 AM IST
Scientists of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the easterly winds and a prolonged monsoon had a major part to play in keeping pollutants in check. But that may change after October 12.
While everyone in India is obsessed with the movement of the monsoon, the most complex of global weather phenomena, what often gets overlooked is how to best harvest this gift of nature(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
While everyone in India is obsessed with the movement of the monsoon, the most complex of global weather phenomena, what often gets overlooked is how to best harvest this gift of nature(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

‘Near normal’ monsoon: IMD’s new categorisation is confusing

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 09:39 AM IST
In view of the fact that t he monsoon is an important factor in India’s economic and social life, the IMD should have kept the categorisation straightforward.
People keep themselves warm around a fire during a cold winter early morning near Mori Gate in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
People keep themselves warm around a fire during a cold winter early morning near Mori Gate in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

At 2.6 degrees celsius, Delhi records season’s lowest temperature

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2018 10:19 AM IST
The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 19 degrees Celsius, and the humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 85 %, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS.
It was a misty morning in the national capital on Wednesday with ‘very poor’ air quality, the Met said, cautioning against morning walks.(AFP)
It was a misty morning in the national capital on Wednesday with ‘very poor’ air quality, the Met said, cautioning against morning walks.(AFP)

Air quality worsens in Delhi; no respite over next 2 days

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 10:29 AM IST
The minimum temperature was recorded at 13.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average against 10.7 degrees on Tuesday.
The national capital on Monday witnessed a misty morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 10.5 degrees Celsius.(HT File Photo)
The national capital on Monday witnessed a misty morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 10.5 degrees Celsius.(HT File Photo)

Delhiites wake up to misty Monday morning, air remains ‘poor’

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2018 10:03 AM IST
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality of the national capital was recorded in the ‘poor’ category. On Sunday, SAFAR said the air quality in the city will oscillate between “poor” and “very poor” till Wednesday.
According to SAFAR, the improvement in air quality is unusual for this time of the year.(HT File Photo)
According to SAFAR, the improvement in air quality is unusual for this time of the year.(HT File Photo)

‘Unusual improvement’ in Delhi’s air quality, but still in ‘poor’ category

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2018 02:13 PM IST
According to SAFAR, the improvement in air quality is unusual for this time of the year. “The major role is being played by late-night faster wind speed. However, the air quality is expected to keep oscillating between poor and very poor for the next three days,” SAFAR said.
IMD Pune has forecast the possibility of heavy to light rainfall between November 18 and November 20 over the Konkan and some parts of middle (madhya) Maharashtra. (Image for representation purpose only)(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
IMD Pune has forecast the possibility of heavy to light rainfall between November 18 and November 20 over the Konkan and some parts of middle (madhya) Maharashtra. (Image for representation purpose only)(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Cold winds from north leave Pune at chilly 11.8 deg C

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 03:00 PM IST
According to the India meteorological department (IMD), the current dip in temperatures is a result of cold winds blowing from the north of the country and is likely to continue
Delhi experienced a misty morning on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.2 degrees Celsius.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Delhi experienced a misty morning on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.2 degrees Celsius.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s air quality improves slightly after light rain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2018 12:59 PM IST
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of New Delhi recorded at 342 at around 9:09 am as compared to 419 on the previous day.
Smog around Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi(AFP)
Smog around Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi(AFP)

In toxic Delhi air, early morning, evening outdoor activity bad for health

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 02:07 PM IST
With persistent threats of adverse health effects since Diwali, the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) on Monday cautioned people again against doing strenuous outdoor physical activities.
Heavy and medium goods vehicles will be banned from Delhi roads for three days starting 11 pm tonight, the Delhi government said on Thursday after air quality in the national capital deteriorated sharply post-Diwali.(AFP)
Heavy and medium goods vehicles will be banned from Delhi roads for three days starting 11 pm tonight, the Delhi government said on Thursday after air quality in the national capital deteriorated sharply post-Diwali.(AFP)

Heavy goods vehicles to be banned from entering Delhi after 11pm for three days

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 07:53 PM IST
A government order said the Supreme Court mandated Environment Protection (Prevention and Control) Authority, or EPCA, had recommended keeping all trucks out of Delhi for three days after Diwali.
Delhi’s air quality worsened through the day and went off the charts by the evening as the city recorded its worst quality air of the year the morning after Diwali, authorities said Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Delhi’s air quality worsened through the day and went off the charts by the evening as the city recorded its worst quality air of the year the morning after Diwali, authorities said Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Delhi records ‘worst air quality of year’ after Diwali: Officials

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 07:38 PM IST
The air quality index (AQI) was recorded at “severe-plus emergency” category due to rampant bursting of toxic firecrackers, they said.
The Union government’s pollution forecasting agencies have forecasted that crackers or no-crackers, air quality could again turn bad from Diwali night.(HT File Photo)
The Union government’s pollution forecasting agencies have forecasted that crackers or no-crackers, air quality could again turn bad from Diwali night.(HT File Photo)

Pollution in Delhi relents slightly, but may be back to ‘severe’ category today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 09:35 PM IST
Delhi’s roller coaster experience with air quality continued as a day after the city encountered the season’s worst pollution on Monday. The Union government’s pollution forecasting agencies have, however, forecasted that crackers or no-crackers, air quality could again turn bad from Diwali night.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said people can burst firecrackers from 8.00pm to 10.00pm on Diwali and other festivals, while allowing the manufacture and sale of just ‘green crackers’ — which have low emission of light, sound and harmful chemicals.(HT/Photo for Representation)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said people can burst firecrackers from 8.00pm to 10.00pm on Diwali and other festivals, while allowing the manufacture and sale of just ‘green crackers’ — which have low emission of light, sound and harmful chemicals.(HT/Photo for Representation)

Brace for a polluted Diwali now, warn experts after Supreme Court order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 09:51 AM IST
Experts point out that ‘green crackers’ are unavailable in the market and limiting celebrations to two hours will be a challenge.
The Supreme Court had temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers ahead of Diwali on October 9 last year. It had later refused to relax its order while dismissing a plea by traders.(HT file photo)
The Supreme Court had temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers ahead of Diwali on October 9 last year. It had later refused to relax its order while dismissing a plea by traders.(HT file photo)

No blanket ban, but SC puts checks on firecrackers this Diwali

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 03:01 PM IST
The Supreme Court had earlier said all aspects, including the fundamental right of livelihood of firecracker manufacturers and the right to health of over 1.3 billion people in the country, needs to be taken into account while considering a plea for the ban.
Employees of New Delhi Municipal Council horticulture department spray water over trees to curb air pollution by combating accumulated dust, near Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, on Friday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Employees of New Delhi Municipal Council horticulture department spray water over trees to curb air pollution by combating accumulated dust, near Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, on Friday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Delhi's air quality improves but pollution level remains ‘severe’ for fifth day

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 02:43 PM IST
The pollution level that dipped to “severe plus” state is slowly reducing due to dispersion of pollutants.
Dust envelops the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, on Friday.(AP file photo)
Dust envelops the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, on Friday.(AP file photo)

Delhi wakes up to partly cloudy sky; air quality remains severe

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 10:28 AM IST
The minimum temperature in Delhi on Saturday was recorded at 33.4 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season’s average.
Buildings are seen blanketed by haze and dust on the outskirts of New Delhi.(Reuters)
Buildings are seen blanketed by haze and dust on the outskirts of New Delhi.(Reuters)

Delhi’s air quality remains ‘severe’, winds slightly decrease pollution levels

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 07:26 AM IST
There was a decrease in air quality level on Tuesday due to dust storms in western India, particularly Rajasthan, which increased coarser particles in the air, the Central Pollution Control Board said.
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