Weather forecast Today, Cyclone Maha Live News Updates:Cyclone ‘Maha’ spared Gujarat as it fizzled out into the Arabian sea, without making a landfall in the state, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. The cyclone, which was expected to skirt Saurashtra coast, saw rapid weakening earlier. The weather system would bring light to moderate rain in most parts of Gujarat during the next two days, it added. Meanwhile, another cyclone – ‘Bulbul’ over the Bay of Bengal is set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm soon and trigger heavy rain in Odisha. The state government on Thursday issued a revised advisory asking the districts to brace up for possible flood-like situation and waterlogging.
In another development, with the onset of winter, parts of North India including, Gulmarg in Kashmir and Solang valley and Siramur district in Himachal Pradesh received first snowfall of the season on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Officials said traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was going on smoothly despite rains.
Parts of Jammu and Kashmir received its first snowfall Thursday morning. For latest updates on weather, follow LIVE updates here.
Cyclone Maha is also likely to bring “heavy to very heavy rains” during the next 48 hours at isolated places in the state along with gusty winds at the speed of up to 90 kmph. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha districts of Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur are gearing up to tackle Cyclone Bulbul forming in the Bay of Bengal. This will be the seventh tropical cyclone this year to hit India.
The air quality in Delhi and NCR improved to ‘poor’ category on Wednesday with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) showing (at 8.) am, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). However, the air quality at certain places remained ‘severe’ or ‘very poor’. At Chandni Chowk, for instance, PM 10 was 449 which falls in the ‘severe’ category.
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