Amid a chilly wave, the dense fog engulfed the nationwide capital on Saturday with minimal temperature dropping to the report breaking 3.6 levels Celsius, 4 notches under the seasonal common, the India Meteorological Department stated.
The metropolis, on Saturday morning, was blanketed by dense to reasonable fog with lowest visibility of 300 m at Safdarjung at 7:30 a.m., whereas the Palam recorded 350 m at 8 a.m.
The IMD classifies fog depth into 4 sorts — shallow, reasonable, dense and really dense fog.
The visibility ranges from 999 m to 500 m, 499 m to 200 m, 199 m to 50 m and fewer than 50 m, respectively.
According to Indian Railways, a complete of 18 trains had been working late by hours resulting from fog and chilly waves.
The IMD had stated that chilly wave to extreme chilly wave circumstances are doubtless over North India throughout the subsequent two days whereas Cold day to extreme day wave circumstances are doubtless over plains of Northwest India throughout subsequent three days and abate thereafter.
The IMD additionally predicted that dense to very dense fog circumstances are more likely to proceed to prevail over North India throughout the subsequent 5 days.
In its every day bulletin, the climate forecast company stated that minimal temperatures are within the vary of 3-7 levels Celsius over most elements of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, in some elements of Uttar Pradesh, south Rajasthan, north Madhya Pradesh and in remoted pockets of Bihar.