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Amritsar, Hisar, Patiala record nil visibility; Dense fog to continue in Northwest India

December 15, 2017 12:34 PM |

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On Friday morning, very dense fog engulfed isolated places of northwestern plains that include Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and North Rajasthan.

Moreover, similarly, isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Coastal Odisha saw dense foggy mornings. Remote areas of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, West Bengal and Sikkim too observed fog of moderate intensity.


The lowest visibility was recorded at Amritsar, Sri Ganganagar, Sundernagar, Patiala and Hisar wherein it dropped to less than 25 meters. In the same way, Bahraich and Bareilly also saw visibility less than 50 meters each.

Visibility in Chandigarh, Ambala, Chandbali and Imphal was less than 200 meters, while Dehradun, Ludhiana, Delhi, Karnal, Patiala, Pantnagar, Churu, Itanagar and Tezpur saw lowest visibility at less than 500 meters.

At present, the sky seems clear over most of northwestern plains as well as over Indo-Gangetic plains. Besides this, minimum temperatures have dropped significantly, so much so that most places over the aforementioned regions are recording night temperatures in single digit.

In the wake of clear sky and low minimums, the air near the earth surface cools down leading to condensation of moisture content. Moreover, the winds are also light during the night hours.

So, the three factors, low temperatures, high humidity and light winds lead to the formation of fog. Right now all of these conditions are persevering over the Northwest India, Indo Gangetic plains and Northeast India.

When the sun shows up, day temperatures start to escalate and winds also pick up pace resulting in the dispersement of fog.

Skymet Weather expects similar weather to persist during late night and early morning hours over the Northwest India, Indo Gangetic plains and Northeast India for the next few days.

IMAGE CREDIT: NewIndianExpress

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