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Delhi wakes up to dense fog, low visibility disrupts traffic

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 December 2023, 9:44 IST
Delhi wakes up to dense fog

New Delhi: As the cold wave maintains its grip in northern India, fog engulfed the national capital on Wednesday. Citizens of Delhi woke up to a hazy morning as dense fog covered the city leading to low visibility and disruption in traffic, causing a delay for the commuters.

The temperature in the national capital dropped to almost seven degrees.

The Indian meteorological department has issued a warning of 'dense to very dense' fog in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh from 27th-29th December and over isolated pockets of North Rajasthan and north Madhya Pradesh on 27th December.

According to the Met Department Visibility recorded at 5:30 AM today, Amritsar (airport)-0, Patiala-25; Srinagar-25; Bareilly-25, Lucknow-25, Paryagraj-25 & Varanasi-50, Jhansi-200; Ganganagar-50, Kota-500; Delhi- Safdarjung-50; Delhi (Palam)-125.

Some trains arriving and departing from New Delhi were also delayed due to fog and low visibility.

Trains delayed (ANI)

The IMD said that as per satellite imagery from 6:45 AM, layer of dense Fog is persisting over parts of northwest India & adjoining central India including Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, North Rajasthan, North Madhya Pradesh. Dense to very dense fog conditions are being reported over these regions. A layer of dense fog is also seen over parts of Jammu & Kashmir.

Meanwhile, as per information sourced from the Delhi Airport FIDS (Flight Information Display System) the Delhi airport is facing delays affecting approximately 110 flights, both (domestic and international) arrivals and departures, due to dense fog. 28 International departure flights, 15 International arrival flights, 42 Domestic departure flights and 25 Domestic Arrival were affected as of 8:30 AM on Wednesday.


First published: 27 December 2023, 9:44 IST