Dense fog envelops Delhi-NCR as temperature dips to 6°C on Monday morning. The national capital also recorded the coldest night of the season for the fourth continuous day on Sunday.
New Delhi: With the temperature falling in Delhi-NCR, the cold and chill has increased and the blanket of fog has started spreading. For the past few days, the fog that occurred in the morning has started continuing till the next day after the evening. Cold wave has knocked in the national capital and the minimum temperature dropped to six degrees Celsius on Sunday. Dense fog enveloped the city on Monday morning and visibility remained very low. Visuals from NH-24 near Akshardham Temple showed a thick blanket of fog.
Delhi recorded the coldest night of the season for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday as the minimum temperature in the city settled at 6 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal. According to the Regional Meteorological Center, the normal maximum and minimum temperatures from December 17 to December 21 will be 22.5 and 8 degrees Celsius respectively, while from December 22-26 it will be 21.4 and 7 degrees.
According to the Meteorological Department, with the decrease in temperature, the process of fog has started. Although the day heats up a bit as the weather is clear, the wind is blowing and the sun is rising, but the feeling of cold has increased in the mornings and evenings.
Significantly, the morning and evening chill has started increasing in the capital Delhi. Yesterday also in the morning there was mist and fog in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and other areas of NCR. Along with the drop in temperature, air pollution is also increasing in Delhi.
The maximum temperature in the city is likely to settle around 26°C, while the minimum temperature is likely to settle around 6°C. Delhi will have mainly clear sky with mist/shallow fog in the morning on Monday.
Many trains affected due to dense fog
More than 15 trains approaching Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) were delayed as a thick layer of fog led to poor visibility across many places in and around the city. The weather department has predicted moderate fog for Monday.
These include Gorakhdham Express delayed by 3 hours, JAT NDLS Rajdhani delayed by 3 hours, Uttar Sampark Kranti delayed by 2 hours, Humsafar Express delayed by 3 hours, and Shramjeevi Exp delayed by around 5 hours.
“Fog is affecting train movement today. We have taken precautionary measures. Speed restrictions are put in such conditions. Safety is our priority. Passengers are informed about schedules using announcements and other means,” said Deepak Kumar, CPRO, Northan Railways.