‘Double whammy’ of cold and fog on Delhiites!

New Delhi: Fog and cold wave have started wreaking havoc in Delhi-NCR amid severe cold. The Meteorological Department has issued an alert regarding the cold wave in many states including Delhi.

Dense fog has affected road, rail and air traffic. In many places, due to fog, painful accidents were also registered. Please tell that for the first time in this season so much fog has fallen. Dense fog cover mainly over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, North Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 6.3 degree Celsius today. Visibility reduced to 25 meters on Tuesday morning in many states of North India including Delhi. Due to the fog, the visibility was only 25 meters in Palam on Tuesday morning while it was 50 meters in Safdarjung. Dense fog of the season was also seen on Monday morning.

According to the Meteorological Department, there will be dense fog in the plains in the next five days. There will be an attack of fog in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, while Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan will see havoc of cold wave.

According to IMD, visibility between 0 and 50 meters is ‘very dense’, 51 and 200 ‘dense’, 201 and 500 ‘moderate’ and 501 and 1,000 ‘light’ fog.