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A Kashmiri man shields his face from cold as he walks over a foot bridge through dense fog on a cold morning on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday.(AP)

Widespread snowfall likely in the hills due to western disturbances

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:42 AM IST
The first western disturbance has already started impacting the region from Friday, bringing rain and snow mainly to Jammu and Kashmir
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SAFAR had predicted AQI to worsen after a change in wind direction(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
SAFAR had predicted AQI to worsen after a change in wind direction(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai records its worst air quality of the past eight months

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 12:14 AM IST
On Thursday, five of 10 locations —Malad (311), Bandra-Kurla Complex (308), Mazgaon (314), Colaba (303), and Chembur (303) — all recorded very poor AQI.
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Union Ministry of Earth Sciences’s air quality monitoring centre, System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (Safar), also credited Saturday’s improvement to weather conditions.(PTI)
Union Ministry of Earth Sciences’s air quality monitoring centre, System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (Safar), also credited Saturday’s improvement to weather conditions.(PTI)

Pollution tracks rising fire graph

By Soumya Pillai and Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) recorded till 4pm on Saturday was 345, down from Friday’s 366. The air quality continued to be in the ‘very poor’ category, a notch below what is considered ‘severe’ – a threshold beyond which exposure could be hazardous for those with vulnerabilities.
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Motorists ride in morning fog on the outskirts of Dwarka, near Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Motorists ride in morning fog on the outskirts of Dwarka, near Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Change in wind direction leads to rise in temperature in Delhi, no flight delays reported

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 08:50 AM IST
The air quality is still in the “severe” category for Delhi. On Wednesday morning, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 415 at Safdarjung.
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The air quality in Delhi improved marginally Friday even though the air quality index (AQI) was still hovering in the upper reaches of the ‘poor’ category.(PTI)
The air quality in Delhi improved marginally Friday even though the air quality index (AQI) was still hovering in the upper reaches of the ‘poor’ category.(PTI)

More dust may choke Delhi, no rain relief in sight yet

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 10:25 AM IST
Government scientists have warned that the air quality could turn ‘very poor’ once again, as more dust from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan will be blown into the national capital. The dust plumes could reach Delhi within the next two days.
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The southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala at the southern tip of India this week.(AP)
The southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala at the southern tip of India this week.(AP)

Monsoon onset likely on June 8, says IMD

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2019 12:31 AM IST
The national capital region is likely to see high temperatures till June 11.
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The firefighters were sent to put the fire which broke out on Saturday in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Southwest China’s Sichuan province.(File Photo/Representative image)
The firefighters were sent to put the fire which broke out on Saturday in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Southwest China’s Sichuan province.(File Photo/Representative image)

26 firefighters dead in China forest blaze

By Press Trust of India | Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 05:11 PM IST
About 30 people have been unaccounted for since Sunday afternoon after a sudden change in wind direction caused an outburst of the blaze, according to authorities in Sichuan’s Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture.
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AQI level from 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 is moderate, 201-300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor, and 401 and above is severe.(HT)
AQI level from 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 is moderate, 201-300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor, and 401 and above is severe.(HT)

Mumbai breathes cleanest air since December 31

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2019 10:42 PM IST
The city recorded its cleanest air since December 31 on Tuesday, after air quality has been in the poor category for New Year’s Eve and the first 21 days of the month.
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People sit near a bonfire to keep themselves warm on a cold winter evening, near Old Jail complex, in Gurugram(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
People sit near a bonfire to keep themselves warm on a cold winter evening, near Old Jail complex, in Gurugram(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram feels the chill at 1.5 degree Celsius, no respite till Dec 31: Met

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 10:44 AM IST
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, the city will witness cold wave conditions and low temperatures till December 31.
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A man holding a baby wrapped in a blanket stands next to a bonfire on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, India, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
A man holding a baby wrapped in a blanket stands next to a bonfire on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, India, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)

At below 6 degrees Celsius, Delhi shivers in longest cold spell over 13 years

UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 10:10 AM IST
Night temperatures have been lingering below 6 degrees Celsius for the past 10 days and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that cold wave conditions will continue for at least five more days.
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Residents of Delhi have more reason to complain about the cold this month -- the city is going through the longest cold spell in a December in at least 14 years, and it is likely to stay that way for some time.(PTI)
Residents of Delhi have more reason to complain about the cold this month -- the city is going through the longest cold spell in a December in at least 14 years, and it is likely to stay that way for some time.(PTI)

Longest cold spell in Delhi in 14 years; cold wave to continue

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 08:08 AM IST
Delhi encountered cold spells in December in 2014, 2011 and 2007, which continued for five days at the most. In the last two winters, the mercury didn’t drop below six degrees.
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A man warms himself during cold winter morning, at Karol Bagh in New Delhi, India,(HT File)
A man warms himself during cold winter morning, at Karol Bagh in New Delhi, India,(HT File)

Cold wave to fade with approaching western disturbance in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 11:04 AM IST
The chill could return after the western disturbance passes over and the north-westerly winds start flowing again.
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Man-made factors such as stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana and local emissions inside Delhi compound the problem.(AFP)
Man-made factors such as stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana and local emissions inside Delhi compound the problem.(AFP)

What’s causing Delhi’s air quality swings?

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 05:30 PM IST
Over the weekend, Delhi experienced easterly and south-easterly winds, which are comparatively cleaner from the northwesterly winds. This made Sunday the city’s cleanest November-day since 2015.
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The overall air quality index on Monday was registered in the severe category at 418, a drastic decline from a day before when the AQI was moderate at 171.(HT File Photo)
The overall air quality index on Monday was registered in the severe category at 418, a drastic decline from a day before when the AQI was moderate at 171.(HT File Photo)

Delhi enveloped in smog as wind blows in smoke from farm fires in Punjab, Haryana

By HT Correspondent | HT Correspondents, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 11:10 AM IST
Delhi’s air quality deteriorated sharply on Monday to fall in the severe category for the second time within a week. The overall air quality index on Monday was registered in the severe category at 418, a drastic decline from a day before when the AQI was moderate at 171.
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A view of atmosphere shrouded in smog resulting in air pollution and low visibility at Raisina Hill in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of atmosphere shrouded in smog resulting in air pollution and low visibility at Raisina Hill in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana contributed to 32% of pollution in Delhi on Saturday: SAFAR

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 07:55 PM IST
The report also analysed the trends of different factors causing pollution since 2010 and it said transport emission in the national capital has increased significantly at 41 per cent in the last eight years.
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For this time of the year, officials said, the air quality has been marginally better than last year as weather has been windier – which helps clear local pollution —and farmers in Punjab and Haryana are yet to begin clearing their fields after paddy harvest.(HT File Photo)
For this time of the year, officials said, the air quality has been marginally better than last year as weather has been windier – which helps clear local pollution —and farmers in Punjab and Haryana are yet to begin clearing their fields after paddy harvest.(HT File Photo)

Parking fee hike among solutions to battle Delhi pollution, to be implemented from Oct 15

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 07:57 AM IST
Emergency plan to fight pollution to come into effect as farmers begin burning stubble and wind direction changes.
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Madhumita Kumari of India competes in the women’s compound archery team final at Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Madhumita Kumari of India competes in the women’s compound archery team final at Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)

Asian Games 2018: India claim silver in men’s & women’s team compound archery events

By Press Trust of India | Jakarta
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 01:55 PM IST
The Indian archery compound men’s team had to settle for silver against Korea in a rip-roaring final which ended in a shoot-out after both teams were locked 229-229 at Asian Games 2018.
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The additional 15 automatic weather systems will improve weather prediction in Mumbai.(HT)
The additional 15 automatic weather systems will improve weather prediction in Mumbai.(HT)

Mumbai to get location specific weather details from this monsoon

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 12:32 PM IST
An AWS provides information related to rainfall, wind speed, temperature, humidity and wind direction
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