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Delhi Weather: Dense Fog, Low Visibility In City, Air Quality Worsens

Delhi Weather: The city woke up to a cold and foggy morning today

Delhi Weather Updates: The national capital on Monday witnessed dense fog in pockets. Various parts in north India were also enveloped in dense fog affecting visibility, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on said. According to the weather office, there is “very dense” and “dense” fog at places over east Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, isolated pockets over Chandigarh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Tripura and north Odisha. “Moderate fog” has been reported at isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, north Madhya Pradesh, west Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya at 5:30 am, the IMD said.

The latest images tweeted by the IMD show dense fog over large swathes in the planes of north India.  

The minimum temperature recorded on today at Delhi’s Palam and Safdarjung weather stations were 9.8 and 8.8 degrees Celsius. Visibility of 500 meters was reported at Safdarjung and Palam at 5:30 am today.

Today’s Weather forecast:

The IMD in its latest weather bulletin said, “With the movement of the Western Disturbance further northeastwards from Jammu and Kashmir, dry northwesterly winds are likely to pick up from January 25 and persist during the next three or four days over the plains of north India, central and western India.”

  • “Cold Day to severe cold day conditions” are very likely at some places in Uttar Pradesh till 26th January
  • “Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions” very likely in isolated pockets over north Rajasthan, pockets over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh during January 25 – 27

Delhi Air Quality:

The air quality in Delhi’ worsened today and is expected to deteriorate further , according to the the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Delhi recorded an AQI of 392 at 9:18 am. “The overall Delhi air quality is likely to remain in the very poor category. AQI is likely to marginally deteriorate to the middle-end of very poor on 25th and 26th January”, SAFAR had said earlier.


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