Dense fog engulfs parts of Northeast, UP, WB, Odisha : IMD


New Delhi: Dense to very dense fog was observed in isolated pockets over Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Assam and Meghalaya on Monday.

Isolated pockets in East Uttar Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal and Tripura witnessed moderate fog at 5.30 am today.

“Dense to very dense fog observed at isolated pockets over Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim, Odisha and Assam and Meghalaya and moderate fog at isolated pockets over East Uttar Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal and Tripura at 0530 hours IST of 06.01.2020,” said the India Meteorological Department.

The visibility recorded (in metre) in Agra, Lucknow and Bagdogra was 25 each, 50 each in Varanasi, Chandbali, Diamond Harbour and Silchar, and 200 each in Sultanpur, Haldia, Kalasaher and Agartala.

The weather department said thunderstorm and lightning accompanied with hailstorm is very likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan on January 6 and 7; over Uttarakhand from January 6 to 8, and over Uttar Pradesh on January 7 and 8.

Temperatures may fall in Delhi from January 9 to 11 as the IMD has predicted a spell of rain triggered by a western disturbance.

Delhi recorded its coldest day of December in the last 119 years on December 30 with the maximum temperature at 9.4 degrees at 2.30 pm at Safdarjung.

The minimum and maximum temperatures were recorded at 7.2 and 21 degrees Celsius, respectively in Delhi’s Palam today.

According to SAFAR, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi remains in a very poor category with PM 10 at 253 and PM 2.5 at 143.

On Sunday, the overall air quality in Delhi continued to be in the ‘very poor’ category with the AQI docking at 336. (ANI)