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Visibility Drops Below 50 Metres As Dense Fog Engulfs Delhi, 22 Trains Get Delayed

Dense Fog Engulfed Delhi And Northern Capital Region (NCR) On Wednesday Morning Affecting Rail And Flight Operations As Visibility Dropped Below 50 Metres.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Anurag Singh | Updated on: 22 Jan 2020, 08:28:28 AM
Visibility Drops Below 100 Metres As Dense Fog Engulfs Delhi

Visibility Drops Below 100 Metres As Dense Fog Engulfs Delhi (Photo Credit: ANI Image)

New Delhi:

Dense fog engulfed Delhi and Northern Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday morning affecting rail and flight operations as visibility dropped below 50 metres. As many as 22 Delhi-bound trains and 6 flights were delayed due to low visibility. Conditions on the city roads were no different as vehicles were seen moving at low speeds with emergency lights on. The capital recorded a minimum temperature of 7 degree Celsius.

In a tweet, the news agency ANI said, "Delhi: The national capital wakes up to dense fog this morning. Delhi is recording a minimum temperature of 7 degree Celsius this morning." "22 trains are running late due to low visibility in the Northern Railway region," it added. 

ANI posted a video of dense layer of fog in Delhi’s Sarita Vihar. Along with visuals, ANI said, "Delhi: A dense layer of fog covers the national capital this morning. Visuals from Sarita Vihar."

In the meantime, Delhi Airport official said, "5 flights diverted from Delhi Airport today due to bad weather, as captain was not trained to land under CAT III (low visibility) conditions."

The dense fog has also blanketed parts of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi-NCR may not see relief from the cold wave anytime soon, as another Western Disturbance is likely in the last week of the month that will further bring down the temperature. Besides, the weather department had already predicted dense fog for the city for today.

It is to be noted that another western disturbance is expected around January 27-28, which will further bring down the temperature. On January 28, Delhi-NCR might witness light rains. Foggy conditions will also prevail during that time.

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On Tuesday, the temperature in Delhi was recorded at 10.6 degrees Celsius in Safdarjung and 9.6 degrees Celsius in Palam. Whereas, visibility ranged from 250 metres to 500 metres in Palam and Safdarjung respectively. However, the overall air quality in Delhi remained at 283 in the 'Poor' category. AQI was recorded at 323 ('Very Poor' category) in Noida and 270 ('Poor' category) in Gurugram.

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First Published : 22 Jan 2020, 08:28:28 AM

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