Severe cold and dense fog prevail in the north of the country. There was dense to very dense fog in most parts of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in the morning. The dew drops continued to fall like rain. The capital Delhi remained colder than many hilly places for the fifth consecutive day. The Meteorological Department of India (IMD) predicted a decrease in cold and fog in the plains of northern India from Tuesday. IMD Director General Dr. Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that a western disturbance will occur on January 10. This will cause the temperature to gradually rise. Meanwhile, Delhi-Kathmandu, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Shimla, Delhi-Dehradun, Delhi-Chandigarh-Kullu flights were delayed on Tuesday morning due to fog and cold in the national capital.
Visibility dropped to zero in many places including Agra, Lucknow, Bathinda on Monday. Visibility was recorded at 25 meters at Safdarjung and Ridge in Delhi. Dense fog has derailed rail operations. On Monday, 267 trains had to be cancelled, including 82 express trains. As many as 170 trains, including the Rajdhani, were one to seven hours late.
winter left behind dehradun and nainital
The capital left hilly places like Dehradun, Nainital in the cold. The minimum temperature in Manali was 6.0 degrees Celsius, 6.0 in Nainital, 6.5 degrees in Dehradun. At the same time, Delhi’s minimum temperature was recorded at 3.8 degrees on Monday.
118 domestic flights delayed
As many as 118 domestic flights were delayed due to poor visibility at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. 32 domestic flights that landed here also had to circle in the air for a long time. Three flights had to be sent to Jaipur.
Visibility status at 05:30 AM
Visibility was zero meters in Lucknow, Agra and Bathinda. 25 meters in Delhi’s Safdarjung, Ridge area, Varanasi, Fursatganj, Patiala, Chandigarh, Ambala. It was 50 meters in Meerut, Bahraich, Patna, Palam, Hisar and Karnal.