Weather Update: The climate in Delhi NCR underwent a noticeable shift on Tuesday as dusty winds swept through the capital. The phenomenon extended to various states in North India, creating a hazy atmosphere. Some areas also experienced rainfall. Meteorologists attribute these dusty conditions to the intense heatwave that has prevailed in northwest India for the past five days. The absence of rain and strong winds have contributed to the dispersion of dry soil particles. Additionally, reports indicate that a portion of the dust originated from Thar in Pakistan and Rajasthan. Meanwhile, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded an air quality index of 162 for Delhi at 3 pm, which increased to 254 by 4 pm.
In terms of weather updates for Delhi, the Meteorological Department explains that the dust storm in Delhi and its surrounding areas is a result of a cyclonic circulation over Rajasthan. This circulation is causing dust storms and light rain activities in North Rajasthan. The impact of this weather pattern is expected to be observed in phases over the next 3-4 days in parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab.