Delhi Reels As Summer Smog Catches Indian Capital Off Guard
New Delhi, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 14th Jun, 2018 ) :Air pollution soared in New Delhi on Thursday to hazardous levels rarely seen outside winter months as sand blown from deserts enveloped the Indian capital in a once-in-a-decade phenomenon.
Doctors warned the grit carried by hot summer winds posed serious health risks to the city of 20 million and there was little to do "but pray for rain".
Pollution levels usually ease in summer, providing some relief from the smog as temperatures soar to mid-40 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit).
"It is a very unusual phenomenon seen once in a decade or so. The dust is not settling down and the sky is obscure," said Mahesh Palawat,vice president of meteorology and climate change at SkyMet Weather, aprivate forecaster.