The IMD in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin has predicted that tomorrow (April 27), states such as Telangana, East Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are also likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied with lightning, hail and gusty winds.
Several parts of northern India have transformed into a winter wonderland after receiving snowfall in the past couple of days. On Saturday, a few pockets of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall. Areas such as Jhaku and Harshil Valley of Uttarkashi were sparkling white in the morning due to the thick snow deposit.
The weather is likely to be mainly dry over rest of the country," the IMD stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin.
The visibility was below 200 metres. Delhi airport officials said that five flights have been diverted due to bad weather, as the pilots were not trained to land under low visibility (CAT III ) conditions.
As per SAFAR-model, today's top three air pollution hot spots of Delhi are likely to be Jahangirpuri, Vinobapuri, and Noida. The organisation has advised 'Sensitive Groups' to reduce prolonged or heavy exertion when the air quality is not good.
On Tuesday also the pollution level of the national capital remained in the 'severe' category with AQI crossing 430 prompting System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to advise people to avoid outdoor activities.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi docked at 342 at 8 am in the morning.
According to SAFAR, the overall AQI of Delhi continues to be in the SEVERE category for the fourth consecutive. "The calm surface wind condition that prevails last two days over Delhi has led to strong surface nocturnal inversion and accumulation of pollutants."
The scheme will be applicable from 8 am to 8 pm, except on Sundays. Violating the odd-even scheme will incur a fine of Rs 4000, the Delhi CM said in a press conference in New Delhi.
The majorly affected areas lie between Kurla and Sion in North-Central and Central Mumbai. The Sion railway station was completely waterlogged by today afternoon.