Dense fog has been engulfing Northwest India since the last four to five days, resulting in poor visibility levels. However, due to an increase in the surface wind speed during the last 24 hours, the layer of fog has weakened, leading to a slight improvement in the visibility as observed during early morning hours today.
Visibility has improved to 50 meters in Delhi today from 0 meters on December 20. Other major cities in Northwest India such as Agra has recorded visibility of 350 meters, followed by Prayagraj 400 meters, Amritsar 600 meters, Lucknow 700 meters and Chandigarh 1000 meters on Sunday morning.
According to Skymet Weather, the Western Disturbance is moving across higher latitudes of Jammu and Kashmir and its induced Cyclonic Circulation is over northern parts of Punjab and adjoining region. Both the systems are moving in east/northeast direction and will continue to give rainfall activities for another 24 hours.
Over the plains, the north-westerlies are prevailing, thus the layer of fog is likely to weaken during the next two to three days and will remain only in patches. Although during early morning hours, the sky conditions would be obscured due to foggy conditions, the surface winds will not allow fog to settle down at the ground levels. Visibility levels are also expected to improve gradually.
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