Severe cold and dense fog conditions prevailed in the northern region of the country. In most areas of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, there was dense to very dense fog in the morning. The dew drops kept falling like rain. The capital Delhi remained colder than many hilly places for the fifth consecutive day. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a decrease in cold and fog in the plains of North India from Tuesday. IMD Director General Dr. Mrityunjay Mohapatra said, a western disturbance is forming on January 10. This will gradually increase the temperature. Meanwhile, Delhi-Kathmandu, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Shimla, Delhi-Dehradun, Delhi-Chandigarh-Kullu flights were delayed due to fog and cold in the national capital on Tuesday morning.
Visibility dropped to zero at many places including Agra, Lucknow, Bathinda on Monday. Visibility was recorded at 25 meters at Safdarjung and Ridge in Delhi. Dense fog has derailed the rail operations. On Monday, 267 trains had to be cancelled, including 82 express trains. As many as 170 trains, including the Rajdhani, were running late by one to seven hours.
winter left dehradun and nainital behind
The capital left behind 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, the minimum temperature of Delhi 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 the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. 32 domestic flights landing here also had to circle in the sky for a long time. Three flights had to be sent to Jaipur.
Visibility Status at 5:30 AM
Visibility was zero meter 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.