February 18, 2024
Delhi Blanketed in Dense Fog as Mercury Drops to 7 Degrees Celsius
Delhi Climate & Environment

Delhi Blanketed in Dense Fog as Mercury Drops to 7 Degrees Celsius

Delhi Blanketed in Dense Fog as Mercury Drops to 7 Degrees Celsius/ANI

Delhi Blanketed in Dense Fog as Mercury Drops to 7 Degrees Celsius

Thursday morning in Delhi witnessed a thick blanket of fog, accompanied by a temperature drop to 7 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Areas such as Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh Road, Anand Vihar, and India Gate reported low visibility due to the dense fog. The main weather station at Safdarjung recorded visibility of 50 meters, while Palam recorded 25 meters. The challenging weather conditions led to delays and diversions for both flights and trains, causing inconvenience for passengers.

Impacts on Transportation: Flights and Trains Disrupted

The dense fog in Delhi had significant impacts on transportation, causing delays and diversions for both flights and trains. Passengers reported delays at Delhi IGI Airport, affecting flights from various destinations. The fog-induced disruptions resulted in frustration for travelers, with delays ranging from half an hour to more extended periods.

Chilling Forecast: Dense Fog Expected to Persist on Republic Day

The IMD forecasted that dense fog would persist in Delhi on Republic Day, with the minimum temperature expected to remain at 7 degrees Celsius. The cold wave conditions extended to parts of north India, leading to cold day to severe cold day conditions in many regions, including Punjab, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West UP, Haryana, Chandigarh, northwest Rajasthan, Delhi, and southwest Madhya Pradesh. The winter weather challenges continue to impact daily life and travel plans in the region.

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