Dense fog conditions will continue in North India for another two days
India Meteorological Department has forecast a warning that three western disturbances in quick succession are likely to affect northwest India during the next week. IMD said under its influence, Light to moderate rainfall and snowfall are very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand during the next seven days.
The weather agency further added that isolated heavy rainfall and snowfall are also likely over Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Arunachal Pradesh during the next two to three days. Scattered rainfall is very likely over Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh during the next two days. IMD also said that an isolated hailstorm is likely over sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim tomorrow.
Delineating regarding the cold weather, IMD said that dense to very dense fog conditions will continue to grip north India for the next two to three days. Dense fog was observed earlier today in isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, northwest Rajasthan, East Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, and Odisha. Visibility in Amritsar, Patiala, Ambala, Ganganagar, and Varanasi was recorded at 25 metres while Delhi recorded a visibility of 50 metres. Dense fog conditions will prevail over Uttarakhand and Odisha till tomorrow.
IMD said that severe cold day conditions are very likely to continue in isolated pockets of East Uttar Pradesh and Bihar today and tomorrow. The weather agency stated that while foggy conditions remain persistent, no cold wave conditions are likely over most parts of the country during the next four to five days. IMD has said that a rise in minimum temperature by two to four degrees is very likely over many parts of Northwest, Central, and East India during the next four days. Meanwhile, Delhi continues to grapple with dense fog conditions.
Delhiites woke up to a thick blanket of fog today, significantly disrupting rail and air services as lower visibility grips the city. The minimum temperature recorded earlier today was 8.7 degrees Celsius. Commuters are facing challenging conditions as the dense fog casts a veil over the capital, causing widespread travel delays and disruptions.
As per Northern Railways, 19 Delhi-bound trains are arriving late due to the prevalence of dense fog. Several flight operations are also delayed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport due to low visibility. Air Quality in Delhi was in very poor category this morning. The Air Quality Index was recorded at 353 at 12 NOON today.