Ground Report | New Delhi: Delhi’s pollution problems of Bengal; After Delhi, now West Bengal is also slowly coming in the grip of air pollution. Due to the effect of strong winds, Delhi’s pollution is moving towards Bengal, where it will end after reaching the Bay of Bengal.
According to meteorologists, an anticyclone is likely to develop over Bengal in the coming days, due to which the pollution level will increase further in the near future.
According to meteorology, anticyclonic circulation is an atmospheric airflow in the upper levels associated with high-pressure disturbances. Whenever such a disturbance is formed, the wind blows clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. This disturbance does not allow the polluting elements to rise and perish. (Delhi’s pollution problems of Bengal)
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According to meteorologists, an anti-cyclone is a weather phenomenon that is defined as a large-scale movement of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. So such a phenomenon does not allow the destruction of polluted elements.
Presently, an anti-cyclone is developing over East Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Chhattisgarh and is likely to move eastwards, a report Jagran quoted Mahesh Palawan, Vice President Meteorological and Climate Change, Skymetweather.
Mahesh Palawat, Vice President (Meteorology and Climate Change), Skymet Weather, said, “At present, an Anticyclone is visible over East Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Chhattisgarh, which is likely to move eastwards.
Similar weather conditions had arisen over Kolkata and its adjoining areas in the year 2018. According to various reports, Kolkata’s air was worse than Delhi’s for more than a fortnight in November and December 2018. According to scientists, Bengal, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana are bearing the brunt of being located in the eastern part of the North Western Plains.
“Now this anti-cyclone is likely to make its presence in Odisha, Bengal and neighboring Jharkhand. Whenever an anti-cyclone develops, it does not let the air down and due to this the polluting agents do not rise in the air This condition is likely to persist for the next four days leading to increase in pollution.”
According to experts, such weather conditions had occurred in Kolkata and its adjoining areas in 2018. Separate reports suggest that in November and December 2018, the air quality in Kolkata was worse than in Delhi.