Dust coverage across Haryana-Delhi area has shown slight improvement owing to a dip in maximum temperature and increased moisture content in air
Dust-related visibility conditions are unlikely to improve much before June 15. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Dust coverage has been extended to more areas towards east in the central and eastern Gangetic plain today evening and intensified in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. However, dust coverage across Haryana-Delhi area has shown slight improvement.
The data at Jaipur and Delhi airport shows that visibility has improved today at evening to 2,000 and 3,000m respectively as compared to 1,100m and 2,000m on June 13.
On the contrary, visibility has further deteriorated today over Dehradun, Amritsar, Chandigarh and Lucknow to 800m, 1,200m, 800m and 2500m from 1,500m, 3,000m, 1,000m and 3,000m respectively.
The reason Delhi has seen slight improvement in dust situation is the increase in moisture content from 43 per cent to 52 per cent and decrease in maximum temperature at Palam (from 42.2°C to 41.6°C) and Safdarjung (from 41.2°C to 40.5°C).
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