Dense fog utterly engulfed Delhi, Lucknow, and Amritsar on Saturday morning, inflicting zero visibility circumstances, notably on account of variable and calm lower-level winds. The fog is more likely to persist on Sunday as effectively.
Many flights have been delayed and rescheduled. “As a consequence of dangerous climate in Delhi, Bagdogra, Chandigarh and Dibrugarh, flight departures and arrivals are impacted,” Indigo stated in a tweet.
The temperatures dipped to 2 levels Celsius within the nationwide capital, as air high quality additionally deteriorated to ‘Extreme’ as per System of Air High quality & Climate Forecasting & Analysis (SAFAR). Delhi’s general air high quality index was at 492.
The Met division stated visibility ranges dropped to 100 meters at Palam and 201 meters within the nationwide capital.
Visibility is probably going to enhance from January 18, when a contemporary spell of comparatively stronger easterlies is probably going over north India, the met division stated.
Dense fog additionally added to excessive chilly in Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday, and the climate workplace forecast no main change through the subsequent 5 days within the prevailing climate circumstances.
“Morning fog and mist enveloped the plains of Jammu & Kashmir as we speak morning. Climate is probably going to enhance by late morning. No important change possible through the subsequent 5 days,” an official of the native meteorological division stated.
The minimal temperature was minus 8.2 diploma Celsius in Srinagar, minus 9.4 in Pahalgam and minus 5.4 in Gulmarg on Saturday. Leh city was at minus 14, Kargil at minus 19 and Drass at minus 25.8 levels.