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Delhi Fog Today: Zero Visibility Chaos for 110 Flights and 25 Trains in Delhi!

Delhi Fog Today

Delhi Fog Today – On a foggy Wednesday morning, Delhi and its neighboring areas experienced low visibility, causing disruptions in traffic. The Delhi airport faced the impact, with over 110 flights affected, and train services were also hampered, with 25 trains to Delhi delayed. 

The weather office issued a red alert for “very dense fog” in the national capital, while cold wave conditions persisted.

The dense fog led to road accidents in Uttar Pradesh, with one fatality and 12 injuries reported on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. In Bareilly, a speeding truck collided with a house near the Bareilly-Sultanpur highway.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted “dense to very dense fog conditions” in several states, including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, UP, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.

In Delhi, the Safgarjung observatory recorded a visibility level of 50 meters, dropping to just 25 meters near the Indira Gandhi International Airport. However, commuters reported even lower visibility in some parts of the city.

Cities in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab also experienced reduced visibility due to dense haze. Air quality in Delhi sharply declined, reaching an average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 381, classified as “very poor.” The minimum temperature in Delhi was 7 degrees Celsius, with a maximum expected to rise to 24 degrees Celsius.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Anand Vihar in Delhi recorded a high AQI of 441, while Lodhi Road and IGI airport registered AQIs of 327 and 368, respectively. 

Neighboring Ghaziabad and Noida recorded AQIs of 336 and 363. The forecast suggests a further reduction in air quality over the next week.

The weather office categorizes visibility levels as follows: 0-50 meters as very dense fog, 51-200 meters as dense, 201-500 meters as moderate, and 501-1,000 meters as shallow.”

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