The weather forecasting agency India Meteorological Department has predicted dense fog in isolated places over south Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura today. It has also forecast heavy rain at isolated places over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi with lightning at some places. The weather today will largely benefit Delhi and neighbouring areas as it improves air quality. Moderate fog is observed in some places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh; in isolated pockets over Bihar, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya and South Interior Karnataka, the Met Department said, in its all weather bulletin today. Thunderstorm has been observedat isolated places over West Rajasthan.
In Jammu and Kashmir, and parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, heavy rain and snow is very likely, the Met Office said, adding thunderstorm, hailstorm accompanied by lightning in many parts.
Parts of western Uttar Pradesh, north Rajasthan and MadhyaPradesh may also experience lightning. The weather forecasting agency said.
12 Dec: Heavy rain at isolated places over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi.— NDMA India (@ndmaindia) December 12, 2019
Meanwhile, the air quality index in Delhi turned to "severe" category, with the overall air AQI of Delhi recorded at 407. The AQI of the National Capital Region was also high with Ghaziabad (470), Noida and Greater Noida (422), Faridabad (398) having a similar experience, per the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR).