When the weather is good, when there are plenty of showers, there’s a good chance that the sun will rise in the afternoon and we can start the morning with a bang.
But the same is not the case in the northern part of India.
According to a forecast issued by the weather service for the northern states, the day will end with an hour of darkness in the night and then start over in the morning.
It is a very unusual forecast and even a bit of a disappointment for those of us in southern India who live in cities.
It would have been nice to have seen it at least once in a while, but the weather office has issued a statement saying that it is not an emergency, even though we could see the sun rising in the early hours of the morning in some parts of the country.
“It was the forecast that we had on our radar screen for the last couple of days that it was getting really cloudy,” said Anupama Chidambaram, a meteorologist and member of the National Weather Service in Mumbai.
Chidamba said that she and her colleagues would have liked to have got a clear view of the sun from time to time.
“But the forecast is not as good as we wanted,” she added.
In Delhi, there is a clear day with a light shower, but there is no clear sky to see the sunrise.
The sky is clear in the eastern parts of Delhi, but clear skies are not seen in the southern part of the city.
The sun rises early in the evening, but it is a cloudy day.
A man drives his car through the smog that has developed after the Delhi High Court ruled that the government had no right to impose pollution restrictions on the city and that there should be a public vote on the issue.
In the eastern part of Delhi near Rajouri Chowk, the sun is rising in front of the railway station, which is a popular tourist destination.
The light rain showers that have been forecasted are still not over and the sky is cloudy in the city of Gurgaon, which has been hit hard by the smoggiest winter in a century.
The city’s transport authorities are also working hard to clear the streets, but residents of the eastern side of the Delhi metro say the roads are littered with empty buses and trams, and the air quality has improved only slightly.
“There is still a lot of pollution.
I have to take taxis to the bus stops and even in the metro stations, the traffic is heavy,” said a man, who did not wish to be named.
The roadways are clogged with buses, and commuters often use the metro to reach home.
“Even if the sun does rise, it is still going to be cloudy,” he said.
In Mumbai, there will be no clear skies at all.
The only clear sky is in the west of the capital, with the sun shining.
But it is quite a rare sight for people in the capital itself, especially those living in the western part of Mumbai.
“The air quality is worse in the central part of Maharashtra, and we have no clear weather to see,” said Shashi Srivastava, a resident of Ghatkopar.
In the eastern and western parts of Mumbai, the air is fine.
In western Maharashtra, the sky becomes a bit cloudy at night.
In Gujarat, there are no clear days.
“It will be cloudy at least on the east side of Gujarat, where there are many farmers and cattle, and also on the north side of Ahmedabad, where farmers and other people are working,” said Vaidya Sharma, an official with the Gujarat government.
The skies will be clear, but visibility will be limited.
“If the weather comes, we can get clear skies on the western side of Maharashtra.
But if we get cloudy skies, it will be a very bad day,” he added.
In Tamil Nadu, the sunshine is clear but the air pollution is a little worse in Kollam district, where the state’s capital is located.
In Chennai, the atmosphere is fine, but traffic congestion is very bad.
“People are going about their business and even some cars are coming and going on the road,” said Jitender Singh, a traffic expert and member at the Centre for Science and Environment.
Singh said the pollution is very serious in Chennai.
“I know of a couple of people who died and it is the first time in their lives,” he told The Hindu.
In Uttar Pradesh, the mercury is at its peak, which means that the air in the cities is polluted. “
We cannot have an air pollution that is so bad,” he lamented.
In Uttar Pradesh, the mercury is at its peak, which means that the air in the cities is polluted.
But there are some bright spots.
In Allahabad, the city is getting very clear skies.
“In Allahabad the air comes out clear,”