Dense fog in several states including Delhi, UP-Bihar, cold wave alert in North India
Delhi NCR is covered with a thick blanket of fog. Due to low visibility, there is a decrease in the movement of vehicles on the roads. The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for dense fog in Delhi, UP, Bihar, and Punjab for the next two days.
Due to the snowfall in the mountains, now the cold has intensified in the plains. It is freezing cold in the northern parts of the country and the mercury is dropping rapidly in many cities. Dense fog cover has been seen in the country's capital Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Punjab this morning. According to the Meteorological Department, the effect of the cold wave will be seen in some parts of Punjab, North Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. People's problems may increase due to cold in the coming days. There are also chances of rain in some states of the south.
The torture of cold and fog is being seen in the states of North India. Dense fog covered many areas of Delhi, UP, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan on Tuesday morning. Due to dense fog in Delhi-NCR, visibility is less than 100 meters in many places. According to the Meteorological Department, there is an orange alert for dense fog in Delhi, UP, Bihar, and Punjab for the next two days. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for dense to very dense fog for Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
According to IMD, there may be a drop in the temperature in the northern parts of India in the coming days. Due to dry northwesterly winds from the Himalayas, cold wave conditions are very likely to continue in isolated parts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and North Rajasthan during the next 4 to 5 days. The Meteorological Department has issued an alert of a cold wave for the next five days in many states of North India including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan.
The IMD said the satellite images showed dense fog extending from Punjab to Haryana and east Uttar Pradesh via Delhi. An IMD official said the visibility at Palam airport dropped to 150-200 meters between 3.30 am and 6 am and improved to 350 meters by 7 am.
According to a railway official, around two dozen trains were running late by 20 minutes to two hours. Due to low visibility, the operation of trains and roads was affected. A Northern Railway spokesperson said fog was affecting the movement of trains.
According to the Meteorological Department, it may rain in the southern states during the next two days. In the next 24 hours, there is a possibility of one or two light to heavy rains in the southern parts of Andaman-Nicobar. Light rains are also expected over Coastal Tamil Nadu and the South Coast of Andhra Pradesh. Rain is also likely over Rayalaseema, South Karnataka, Interior Tamil Nadu and parts of Kerala.