Weather updates: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a weather bulletin till November 16 for parts of Maharashtra. 

According to the weather department, Nagpur is likely to witness `mainly clear sky` till November 16. Whereas Wardha is likely to witness `mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards afternoon or evening` on November 10 and 11. There will be `mainly clear sky` in Wardha till November 16.

Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Yavatmal are likely to witness `mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards evening or night` on Novermebr 10, the IMD said.

Meanwhile, Mumbai on Thursday night witnessed unseasonal showers which has cleared the atmosphere. On Friday, the city`s Air Quality Index was reported to be in the `satisfactory` category according to the SAMEER app. The AQI stood at 83 at 12 pm.

Multiple areas reported satisfactory air quality on Friday, according to the data collated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Out of a total of 22 stations across Mumbai, BKC, Vasai, Kandivali and Chembur areas reported `moderate` air quality with AQI at 107, 108, 135 and 150 respectively.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been implementing guidelines to curb pollution on a war footing. On Thursday, he also said that if the Delhi government is successful in controlling air pollution through artificial rain, he will immediately begin the same for Mumbai.

Concurrently, the agency has formed special ward teams to ensure that everyone follows the Bombay High Court`s diktat on firecracker bursting during Diwali. The court had taken suo moto cognisance of deteriorating air quality and said firecrackers should be burst only between 7 pm and 10 pm.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered `good`, 51 and 100 `satisfactory`, 101 and 200 `moderate`, 201 and 300 `poor`, 301 and 400 `very poor`, and 401 and 500 `severe`.

In view of the deteriorating air quality in the national capital, the Delhi government has decided to bear the entire cost of `artificial rain` to curb the air pollution in the city, said officials. Also, the Delhi government has directed Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar to present the government`s views before the Supreme Court on Friday.


Source link