5 Jan 2023

Weather News: Fog Engulfs Parts Of North, Central India; Delhi Records Lowest Temperature Of Season

New Delhi: The outbreak of cold wave is continuing in entire North India including Delhi and at present there is no relief from it. 

Delhi Airport issues fog alert, trains running late

The effect of fog is also there. Delhi airport has issued a fog alert for passengers this morning. Officials informed that the operation of all flights is normal at this time, yet passengers should contact the concerned airlines. Apart from this, 12 trains of Northern Railway are running late due to fog and two have been rescheduled.

Cold to very cold days in northern and central parts of India

Fog enveloped northern and central parts of India, resulting in cold to very cold days at various places, an IMD official said. Cold wave was recorded at remote places of Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan. The Palam observatory at the Indira Gandhi International Airport recorded a visibility of 200 meters at 5.30 am on Wednesday.

Delhi temp dips by 4 degrees in Delhi in a day

Delhi and the NCR region have recorded the lowest minimum of the season at 4.4 degrees Celsius, which is 3 degrees below the normal levels. Earlier the city did record a low of 5 degrees Celsius, which was observed on December 26.

Moreover, Thursday's minimum has seen a significant drop since a day earlier wherein the minimum yesterday was at 8.5 degrees Celsius, which means a drop of 4 degrees Celsius has been registered since yesterday.

 After ten years, the lowest temperature has been recorded on January 4. Earlier on January 4, 2013, the minimum temperature was recorded at 3 degree Celsius. 

Chill was felt on Wednesday due to the cold winds that lasted throughout the day. Light sunshine did not get much relief.

Western Disturbance to arrive over Western Himalayas around Jan 7

Skymet scientists do not see any significant change in the next two days or so. Moreover, no further reduction is expected in minimums. A Western Disturbance is all set to arrive over the Western Himalayas around January 7, thus the drop in minimums will not be seen anytime soon.

As far as the maximum temperatures are concerned, scientists do not see any significant change here as well and some changes are only expected when the western disturbance arrives over the Western Himalayas.

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