Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


A thick layer of fog blanketed Delhi as the town continued to grapple with chilly situations on Tuesday morning with minimal temperature of three.5 levels Celsius, 4 notches beneath season’s common.

For the previous 4 days, the minimal temperature has been hovering round 3 to 4 levels Celsius, and the chilly wave situations are more likely to proceed until Wednesday.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s forecast, the minimal temperature goes to be 3 levels Celsius and the utmost may hover round 21.

The IMD has additionally issued an orange alert for very dense fog, which has additionally affected the air and land site visitors resulting in a number of delays in flights and trains.

Over 70 flights have been delayed and lots of had been reported to have been cancelled.

An advisory has additionally been issued for the travellers, which stated, “While landing and takeoffs continue at the Delhi airport, flights that are not CAT III compliant may get affected. Passengers are requested to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.”

Moreover, 30 trains have been delayed with the utmost variety of hours being greater than six.

At 7 a.m., 100 m visibility was reported on the Palam Airport and 00 m half an hour later, whereas Safdarjung Airport recorded 50 m visibility.

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.

The Air high quality continued to stay within the ‘very poor’ class at a number of stations throughout the town.

In the Anand Vihar space, PM2.5 ranges had been recorded to be within the ‘extreme’ class standing at 424 and PM10 reached 245 or ‘poor’, in keeping with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The Air Quality Index (AQI) between zero and 50 is taken into account ‘good’; 51 and 100 ‘passable’; 101 and 200 ‘reasonable’; 201 and 300 ‘poor’; 301 and 400 ‘very poor’; and 401 and 500 ‘extreme’.

The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport T3 additionally witnessed PM2.5 ranges at 420, the ‘severe’ class whereas the PM10 was at 375, falling beneath the ‘very poor’ class.

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