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Delhi witnesses dense fog, visibility to improve

January 17, 2018 12:14 PM |

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The month of January is considered to be coldest for the national capital as well as its adjoining regions of Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurugram. During this time, the region records low minimum as well as maximums along with foggy conditions.


Until date, the mercury levels have remained quite satisfactory. As far as the occurrence of fog is concerned, it mostly stayed on the lower side. It was just one or two episodes when thick fog enveloped the city like on New Year Eve. Otherwise, the city mainly remained fog-free. The sky remained clear resulting in bright and sunny days.

Yesterday, Delhi witnessed a sunny day wherein maximum temperatures rose to 25.5 degree Celsius. This was first time in the month of January this year that the maximum rose above the 25 degree mark.

However, a little U-turn in the weather was observed today morning. Dense to very dense fog was seen in several pockets of Delhi and NCR. The intensity remained moderate in few pockets including the Palam observatory.

The weather condition could be attributed to the Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir which affected the wind pattern. At present, southeasterly winds, aided with high levels of moisture and light in nature are blowing across the region.

This envelope of fog is expected to clear during the forenoon hours. The city would have a bright day, with increase in day temperatures. However, the mercury will not cross 25 degree mark in the view of the reversal of the winds.

As per weathermen, fog is likely to decrease in the coming days. In fact tomorrow onward, the winter chill will be felt during early morning and night hours.

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