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A Blanket of Dense Fog may Grips Northwest and East India, including northwest Rajasthan:

December 24, 2023 11:58 AM |

A thick veil of white may descend upon parts of Northwest and East India, cloaking cities and villages in a dense fog that disrupts travel, chills bones, and tests the patience of millions. This wintry visitor, born from the aftermath of a retreating Western disturbance, may settle over states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, and West Bengal, painting a bleak picture with visibility dipping to near zero in some areas.

The passage of the Western disturbance usually bring rain and cloud cover, which trapped moisture in the lower atmosphere. As the clouds cleared and temperatures plummeted under the clear sky, this moisture condensed into tiny water droplets, creating the dense fog that can blankets the region.

For commuters, navigating this murky maze is a daily struggle. Headlights pierce the white wall with limited success, and even the familiar paths become disorienting. Public transport is not spared either, with delays and cancellations plaguing buses and trains due to poor visibility.

The impact on rail and air traffic is equally significant. Trains crawl at a snail's pace, relying on signals and onboard technology to navigate the fog. Flights are often delayed or even diverted, leaving passengers stranded and frustrated. The economic cost of these disruptions can be substantial, affecting businesses, trade, and the daily lives of countless individuals.

Beyond the practical challenges, the dense fog can be a health hazard, worsening respiratory problems and reducing air quality.

As the sun climbs higher in the sky and temperatures begin to rise, the hope is that the fog will gradually lift, restoring normalcy to the lives it has disrupted. But until then, the people of Northwest and East India must navigate this challenging landscape, taking extra precautions and relying on patience and cooperation as they traverse the white blanket that may envelope their world.

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