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North India Shivers As Biting Winter Grips Region; Visibility Turns ZERO In Delhi NCR

Despite the extreme cold in Delhi-NCR, the presence of mild sunshine during the day offers some relief from the frigid temperatures.
08:09 AM Jan 18, 2024 IST | Saurav Gupta
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Visibility Turns ZERO In Delhi NCR

Winter Challenges in North India

Delhi-NCR: The winter season has tightened its grip on North India, ushering in a challenging scenario marked by bone-chilling cold waves, dense fog, and an unusual occurrence of large dew drops. The adverse weather conditions are causing visibility issues, with some areas experiencing visibility reduced to as low as 0 meters. The impact is evident on transportation, with vehicles navigating cautiously on roads, flights facing delays, and an upsurge in passenger crowds at railway stations.

Delhi-NCR Hit by Cold Wave and Fog

The national capital, Delhi, is shrouded in thick sheets of dense fog, accompanied by a persistent cold wave. Cold winds are contributing to increased frost, affecting the day-to-day activities of the residents. After a consecutive three-day dip, the minimum temperature in Delhi saw a rise today. Safdarjung and Palam recorded a temperature of 8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, a degree above the average temperature.

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IMD Warning: Prolonged Dense Fog Expected

Delhi-NCR - Weather Forecast for the Coming Days

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning predicting prolonged dense fog in North India for the next 4-5 days. The visibility is expected to be severely affected during this period, leading to challenging conditions in various regions. Additionally, several areas will continue to experience severe cold weather.

Delhi-NCR Varied Weather

Despite the extreme cold in Delhi-NCR, the presence of mild sunshine during the day offers some relief from the frigid temperatures. Mornings and evenings, however, remain exceptionally cold, prompting people to seek refuge indoors or gather around bonfires. The forecast indicates the persistence of cold weather for the coming days, with dense fog affecting Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, West UP, and North-West MP. Various degrees of fog are also reported in eastern UP, Tripura, Bihar, Chandigarh, and north-western Rajasthan. Notably, zero visibility has been recorded in specific areas, including Patiala, Chandigarh, Hisar, Ambala, Bareilly, and Gwalior.

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