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A man with his head covered in a piece of cloth, seen outside the New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), on a cold, winter morning in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Light rain in parts of Delhi-NCR; air quality worsens

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The average wind speed in Delhi is likely to remain around 8-10kmph on Saturday and Sunday, which means that the air quality is likely to remain in the “poor” zone till Monday
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A boy walks along a railway track amid hazy weather conditions at Nizamuddin in New Delhi on November 20.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A boy walks along a railway track amid hazy weather conditions at Nizamuddin in New Delhi on November 20.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

At 262, Delhi’s AQI still in poor zone on Sunday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Delhi’s AQI on Sunday morning was marginally higher than Saturday’s overall AQI of 251, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
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Vehicles on road near Akshardham Temple on National Highway 24 (NH24) on a hazy day in New Delhi on November 7, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)
Vehicles on road near Akshardham Temple on National Highway 24 (NH24) on a hazy day in New Delhi on November 7, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)

In Delhi, air still in severe category for 4th straight day

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:21 PM IST
The Central Pollution Control Board data showed that the AQI was 405 at 7 am on Sunday.
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The Delhi government on Thursday imposed a complete ban on the sale and bursting of all fire crackers, including green crackers, from November 7 to 30, after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal reviewed the worsening air pollution and the Covid-19 situation in the city.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government on Thursday imposed a complete ban on the sale and bursting of all fire crackers, including green crackers, from November 7 to 30, after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal reviewed the worsening air pollution and the Covid-19 situation in the city.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s ban on fire crackers is welcome

UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 09:51 PM IST
By taking this bold step, the government has shown that it means business. Now the public must support the decision unreservedly.
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A view of the Geeta Colony bridge on Saturday morning.(PTI)
A view of the Geeta Colony bridge on Saturday morning.(PTI)

Delhi wakes up to chilly morning, temperature dips to 11.4°C

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 11:52 AM IST
Delhi’s air quality remained in the “very poor category” with an AQI of 366
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Punjab’s smoke is not travelling 300-400 km to choke the lungs of Delhi, rather the state’s farmers are harming their own children and brethren by setting the fields on fire, says the head of the department of climate change and agriculture meteorology of PAU, Prabhjyot Kaur Sidhu, who has compiled the study.(HT file photo)
Punjab’s smoke is not travelling 300-400 km to choke the lungs of Delhi, rather the state’s farmers are harming their own children and brethren by setting the fields on fire, says the head of the department of climate change and agriculture meteorology of PAU, Prabhjyot Kaur Sidhu, who has compiled the study.(HT file photo)

Farm fires harming Punjab more than Delhi: PAU study

By Mohit Khanna | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:32 AM IST
The study by Punjab Agricultural University says an analysis of wind speed done over three years shows that fall in temperature in October and November reduce the formation of air currents
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A category 4 cyclone has a wind speed of 209-251 kmph, and is referred to as an extremely severe cyclonic storm, while a category 5 cyclone has a wind speed of more than 252 kmph, and is referred to as a super cyclone.(PTI)
A category 4 cyclone has a wind speed of 209-251 kmph, and is referred to as an extremely severe cyclonic storm, while a category 5 cyclone has a wind speed of more than 252 kmph, and is referred to as a super cyclone.(PTI)

Frequent cyclones linked to climate crisis

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 05:29 AM IST
In the past two years, there have been seven cyclones in the Arabian Sea, though, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the ratio of cyclones in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal — which just witnessed the destructive cyclone Amphan on May 21 — is 1:4.
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In May, it was instrumental in helping a team of international scientists discover a new class of powerful astronomical explosions caused by a Fast Blue Optical Transient, which simply put, is a super powerful explosion of a star.(PTI)
In May, it was instrumental in helping a team of international scientists discover a new class of powerful astronomical explosions caused by a Fast Blue Optical Transient, which simply put, is a super powerful explosion of a star.(PTI)

Cyclone shuts global facility to study cosmos

By Snehal Fernandes | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 01:23 AM IST
Built and operated since 2002 by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the GMRT facility studies a wide range of subjects in modern astronomy including the origin and evolution of the universe, pulsars, quasars, radio galaxies.
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The onset of monsoon over Kerala marks the commencement of four-month rainy season in the country. The country receives 75 per cent of the rainfall from June to September. (HT Photo)
The onset of monsoon over Kerala marks the commencement of four-month rainy season in the country. The country receives 75 per cent of the rainfall from June to September. (HT Photo)

Skymet announces arrival of monsoon over Kerala, IMD differs

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 04:02 PM IST
Skymet Weather CEO Jatin Singh said all conditions such as rainfall, Outwave Longwave Radiation (OLR) value and wind speed have been met to declare the arrival of the southwest monsoon over Kerala.
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Kolkata airport operation has resumed from 12 pm on Thursday (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata airport operation has resumed from 12 pm on Thursday (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Kolkata airport resumes operation post cyclone Amphan

By Asian News International | Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Earlier today, Rajiv Bansal, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India, informed that a small private aircraft that was parked in a hangar has been damaged due to Cyclone Amphan.
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The cyclone will cross the West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district and Hatiya Island in Bangladesh.(Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
The cyclone will cross the West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district and Hatiya Island in Bangladesh.(Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)

Cyclone Amphan begins landfall near Sunderbans in West Bengal as extremely severe cyclonic storm

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 04:51 PM IST
According to IMD’s glossary an extremely severe cyclonic storm is considered when wind speed is between 167 to 221kmph and a super cyclone is considered when wind speed is more than 222kmph.
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Commuters caught in rain in Mohali on Friday.
Commuters caught in rain in Mohali on Friday.

Chandigarh witnesses wettest March day in four years amid windy weather

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2020 12:52 AM IST
17.4mm rain recorded till 8:30pm at the India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s observatory in Sector 39
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Some areas in Delhi received rainfall on Wednesday. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted more rainfall on Thursday and Friday.(PTI Photo)
Some areas in Delhi received rainfall on Wednesday. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted more rainfall on Thursday and Friday.(PTI Photo)

Weather forecast for Delhi today: Heavy rain, squall, high wind speed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 09:48 AM IST
A western disturbance has led to a cyclonic formation which is being fed by the moisture from Arabia Sea, the IMD said.
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Pedestrians carry umbrellas during sudden rain, at Central Park, Connaught Place, in New Delhi, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Pedestrians carry umbrellas during sudden rain, at Central Park, Connaught Place, in New Delhi, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi likely to get isolated spells of rain on Wednesday, colder days ahead: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 07:11 AM IST
The forecast of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the weather and air quality monitoring centre of the ministry of earth sciences, also assured good air quality for the week.
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A view of India Gate on a sunny Thursday, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
A view of India Gate on a sunny Thursday, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

A warmer Friday morning for Delhi, increase in wind speed improves air quality

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 09:04 AM IST
The western disturbance on January 6-7 will induce rain and snow in the Western Himalayan Region, which will show its impact on Delhi as well, the weather department said.
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Children walk to school in cold and bad weather in Gurugram on Thursday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Children walk to school in cold and bad weather in Gurugram on Thursday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)

Low wind speed, dip in temperature affect Delhi’s air quality, flight operations hit

By Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 10:58 AM IST
On Thursday, Delhi’s minimum temperature touched 5.7 degree Celsius, while the maximum temperature was 15 degree Celsius, seven notches below normal, the IMD said.
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Chandigarh gets colder than Shimla

By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 01:08 AM IST
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Delhi’s air quality on Monday dipped marginally on Monday, settling in the ‘poor’ category.(HT Photo)
Delhi’s air quality on Monday dipped marginally on Monday, settling in the ‘poor’ category.(HT Photo)

Delhi air quality may improve today; better wind speed, light rain likely

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 03:47 AM IST
On Monday, the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded 252, a minor deterioration from Sunday’s 234 according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Experts said that the air pollution levels will remain in the higher end till Wednesday, after which the wind speeds are expected to pick up for at least three days, till Sunday.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)
Experts said that the air pollution levels will remain in the higher end till Wednesday, after which the wind speeds are expected to pick up for at least three days, till Sunday.(Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Low wind speed, dip in temperature pushes Delhi’s air to ‘severe’ category

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 09:07 AM IST
The change in the wind direction from easterly to northwesterly also played a part in pushing Delhi’s air quality across the danger mark. The northwesterly wind carrying crop stubble burning residue from the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana has been blowing into the city.
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Cyclone Bulbul lashed Bangladesh overnight, killing two people, injuring scores and damaging homes but prompt evacuations saved many lives and the worst was over. (Photo Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
Cyclone Bulbul lashed Bangladesh overnight, killing two people, injuring scores and damaging homes but prompt evacuations saved many lives and the worst was over. (Photo Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)

Cyclone Bulbul lashes Bangladesh, killing fisherman and homemaker

By Reuters | Dhaka
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 11:47 AM IST
No major damage was reported in camps in southeast Bangladesh where hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar are living.
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Chandigarh gets a breather as air quality improves due to winds

By Rajanbir Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 01:05 AM IST
The average AQI remained at 107 on Tuesday, just past the 100 mark, placing it in the moderate bracket
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SAFAR data showed that only 5% of the PM 2.5 levels recorded in Delhi came from stubble burning emissions on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
SAFAR data showed that only 5% of the PM 2.5 levels recorded in Delhi came from stubble burning emissions on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Pollution forecast: Delhi air quality to dip further

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 03:30 AM IST
Scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that till Sunday afternoon, wind speeds in the national capital remained nearly 16kmph, but slowed down by evening. Experts said wind speeds are expected to remain low on Tuesday.
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Experts said even though Delhi is experiencing ‘satisfactory’ air quality as of Wednesday, the situation may deteriorate by mid-October due to stubble burning.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file)
Experts said even though Delhi is experiencing ‘satisfactory’ air quality as of Wednesday, the situation may deteriorate by mid-October due to stubble burning.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file)

NASA images show red dots of early stubble burning in northern states, may spell trouble for Delhi

By Soumya Pillai and Vatsala Shrangi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 05:54 AM IST
Experts said even though Delhi is experiencing ‘satisfactory’ air quality as of Wednesday, the situation is likely to deteriorate by mid-October, if weather conditions and wind speed are not favourable.
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The week was the first since the arrival of monsoon on July 5 when the district didn’t record a high rainfall deficit.(HT Photo)
The week was the first since the arrival of monsoon on July 5 when the district didn’t record a high rainfall deficit.(HT Photo)

‘Normal’ rainfall in third week brings deficit down to 56%

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 06:15 AM IST
The IMD has predicted a very high probability of rain and thunderstorm between Friday and Sunday.
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PM2.5 concentration was also the lowest so far this year, with 11 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) against the safe limit of 60µg/m3 for 24 hours.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
PM2.5 concentration was also the lowest so far this year, with 11 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) against the safe limit of 60µg/m3 for 24 hours.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s air on Wednesday was cleaner than New York, Tokyo, Sydney

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 12:55 AM IST
An AQI of 17 (good) has been predicted for Thursday.
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Air pollution may be strengthening the formation of tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea, a US-based science agency has said, after Cyclone Vayu brushed past the west coast of India last week.(PTI Photo)
Air pollution may be strengthening the formation of tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea, a US-based science agency has said, after Cyclone Vayu brushed past the west coast of India last week.(PTI Photo)

‘Air pollution boosts tropical cyclones’, says US-based science agency

By Badri Chatterjee | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 03:05 AM IST
Dr James Kossin, atmospheric research scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said human-induced emissions like black carbon and sulphates increased six-fold since the 1930s.
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Cyclone Vayu will change its path again and is likely to hit Kutch on June 17-18, an official of the ministry of earth sciences said on Friday.(AP Photo)
Cyclone Vayu will change its path again and is likely to hit Kutch on June 17-18, an official of the ministry of earth sciences said on Friday.(AP Photo)

Storm warning: Cyclone Vayu likely to return and hit Kutch next week

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 01:24 AM IST
The very severe cyclonic storm will also reduce in intensity and turn into a severe cyclonic storm by Saturday morning, a senior India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
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Data from the weather stations will help communities respond to climate risks that threaten the lives and livelihoods of the more than one billion people in the region.(AFP File Photo / Representive image)
Data from the weather stations will help communities respond to climate risks that threaten the lives and livelihoods of the more than one billion people in the region.(AFP File Photo / Representive image)

World’s highest operating weather stations installed on Everest

By Indo Asian News Service | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 11:26 AM IST
The weather stations at Balcony area (8,430 m) and South Col (7,945 m), as well as three other weather stations on Mount Everest.
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