The India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned that after affecting on a regular basis life in Karachi, Pakistan, a heavy mud storm moved in direction of Gujarat and South Rajasthan and its influence is prone to proceed for the following 12 hours.
There isn’t a chance of any influence on Delhi within the coming days.
Karachi was grounded on Saturday morning when a mud storm from West Pakistan disrupted on a regular basis life, lowering visibility to roughly than about 500 metres.
“Dusty winds are blowing over Saurashtra coast since Saturday afternoon. Visibility of 400 meters was recorded at Dwarka station, wind velocity was greater than 10 kmph at Porbandar and visibility was lower than a kilometer,” the IMD mentioned.
Within the night, dusty winds blew from South Pakistan areas and adjoining Arabian Sea in direction of Kutch and Saurashtra.
Thunderstorm accompanied with wind velocity reaching 50 kmph gusting to 30-40 kmph at many locations over Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Gujarat area and South Rajasthan is prone to. “It’s legitimate for the following 12 hours until Sunday morning,” mentioned RK Jenamani, senior scientist at IMD.
Thankfully, the mud storm is not going to have any impact over Delhi as a Western Disturbance will stay very lively over Northwest India for the following 36 hours.
“Its (mud area) ahead half interacts with excessive humidity and intense cloud space which is presently situated over south-west Rajasthan. The mud layer may be very far south-west of Delhi, over Saurashtra,” mentioned Jenamani he mentioned.
The report ‘Sand and Mud Storm Danger Assessments in Asia and the Pacific’ printed by the Asian and Pacific Heart for the Improvement of Catastrophe Info Administration, a regional establishment of the United Nations Financial and Social Fee for Asia and the Pacific. , had mentioned that greater than 500 million folks in India and greater than 80 p.c of the inhabitants of Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Iran are uncovered to average and excessive ranges of poor air high quality on account of sand and dirt storms.
The report mentioned that Lahore, Karachi and Delhi are the three most affected cities.
If extreme and extended, mud storms additionally adversely have an effect on agriculture, particularly cotton.
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