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Dust coverage extends to central, eastern Gangetic plain; conditions deteriorate in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh

Dust coverage across Haryana-Delhi area has shown slight improvement owing to a dip in maximum temperature and increased moisture content in air

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Friday 15 June 2018
Dust-related visibility conditions are unlikely to improve much before June 15. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Dust-related visibility conditions are unlikely to improve much before June 15. Credit: Wikimedia Commons 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 image on the left (as of 5:20pm, June 14) shows dust coverage has been extended to more areas in the east in the last 24 hours. Credit: Himwari

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. 

Image on the right confirms dust coverage has extended to more of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar side, but weakened a little in Delhi. Credit: Himwari

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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