Outbreak of fog and cold wave from Delhi to UP-Bihar, school opening time changed
With the outbreak of cold waves in North India including the capital Delhi, it is getting cold. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of dense fog in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the next four days.
Cold waves and fog continue in North India including the country's capital Delhi-NCR. With the increasing cold, the outbreak of fog is also increasing. The Indus-Gangetic plains including Delhi remained foggy for the third consecutive day today. The outbreak of cold is being seen in many states including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar including the capital. In many areas, visibility has reduced so much due to fog that accidents are happening in many places. Accidents have happened at many places in UP and Haryana in the past. School timings have been changed in Punjab due to cold and fog.
Flight operations are continuing smoothly as visibility at Delhi airport is normal. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) informed us that due to bad weather in Chandigarh, Varanasi and Lucknow. Due to low visibility, 03 flights to Delhi are being turned back/diverted.
A thick layer of fog is visible in the morning hours in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, North Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in satellite images. One person was killed and 24 others were injured when a bus rammed into a truck amid low visibility due to dense fog on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida, police said.
These days the whole of North India is in the grip of cold and fog. Ghaziabad district administration has taken a big step. The timings of all the schools in the district have been changed. Today i.e. from December 1, schools from class 1 to 12 will now open from 9 am. While issuing instructions, the Ghaziabad District Magistrate has said that the timings of all Basic, Secondary Schools, Madrasa Education Board, Sanskrit Schools and Council Schools have been changed.
The timing of schools has also been changed in Punjab. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday instructed all schools in the state to open at 10 am from December 21 to January 21 due to fog. CM Man Singh said that the time of closure of schools will remain the same. Before the change, schools open at 9 am and close at 3 pm.
The Meteorological Department said that the outbreak of fog and cold is going to increase in North India in the next 4-5 days. An orange alert has been issued regarding this. Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions is very likely at isolated places over Haryana and Punjab. Meanwhile, the cold wave intensified across Kashmir. The temperature dropped below zero degrees Celsius a day before 'Chillai Kalan', the harshest winter period of 40 days.