Delhi-NCR wakes up to a cold and foggy morning with the minimum temperature settling at 8 degrees Celsius on Saturday morning and a sunny day is predicted, the weather department said. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 23 degrees Celsius. Moderate to dense fog occurred at several places in the city.
Dense Fog recorded in isolated pockets over East Rajasthan, West MP & Bihar; Moderate to Dense Fog in isolated pockets over West UP & Punjab. While Jammu-Kashmir is going to experience rain/snowfall under the influence of the WD along 65°E/35°N.
Visibility dropped to 100 metres at Safdarjung observatory, the department said. Weather experts had earlier said there would be no cold wave until January 8.
♦ Dense Fog recorded in isolated pockets over East Rajasthan, West MP & Bihar; Moderate to Dense Fog in isolated pockets over West UP & Punjab.— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) January 4, 2020
♦ Visibility recorded at 0530 hours IST of today (200 m or less): Kota, Gwalior, Jhansi and Gaya-50 each; Agra and Amritsar-200 each.
As per Delhi airport officials, "All flight operations are normal currently. For live updates on the fog situation."
Light rains are expected in the capital anytime between January 6 and 8 due to a fresh western disturbance. Widespread rains may also help reduce pollution levels. The overall air quality index stood at 300 (very unhealthy) at 9 am.