Alert! Dense fog will prevail for the next 5 days, is the peak of cold coming in Delhi-NCR?
Newz Fast, New Delhi: Along with the cold, the effect of fog has started appearing in Delhi. Fog remained in many areas of Delhi-NCR on Tuesday morning as well.
Today, the minimum temperature of 6.3 degree Celsius has been recorded in Delhi. The lowest temperature of the season was recorded on December 17 at 6.0°C. Earlier, for the first time on Monday morning, the dense fog of the season was seen in the city.
The situation was such that the visibility in the capital reduced to 150 metres. Along with this, a continuous decrease in temperature is also being recorded. The cold has slowly started chilling people.
However, the sunshine in the day is still giving some relief to the people. Despite this, the question has started arising in the minds of the people that till when the peak of cold will come in Delhi. How long will the period of dense fog that has started in Delhi and surrounding areas continue?
Dense to very dense fog over plains
The IMD has forecast dense to very dense fog over the plains of northwest India during the next five days.
"Due to the moisture in the lower tropospheric levels and slow winds over the Indo-Gangetic plains, several light to very heavy thunderstorms during night/morning over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh," the Met department said in a statement. Dense in some areas during the next three days while very dense fog is likely on the fourth and fifth day.
What is the meaning of dense fog
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.
The IMD has also issued an advisory in this regard, stating that the highways are likely to have difficult driving conditions, accidents and some power line tripping.
IMD said, "There is a possibility of possible delay in the operation of trains, change in their route and cancellation of operations." Flight delays and cancellations are expected to affect airport operations.
Asthma patients may have trouble
The Meteorological Department said that prolonged exposure to smog can cause breathing problems for people suffering from asthma. It can also cause eye irritation or infection.
The Meteorological Department has advised that passengers should keep essential items like water and medicines with them during long journeys. The pollution level in the national capital was recorded at 409 at 11 am with the Air Quality Index (AQI).
An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor' and An AQI between 401 and 500 is considered 'severe'.