Red Alert: Delhi Experiences Its Coldest Day of the Season With A Low of...

  • Jan. 13, 2024, 12:03 p.m.

Today, at Aya Nagar, the final village in Delhi on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, the minimum temperature dropped to just 3 degrees Celsius, making it the second coldest night of the winter thus far. The National Capital Region (NCR) and Delhi are experiencing chilly and thick fog, thus the India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert. 

As the cold wave that was sweeping the Delhi-NCR continued, the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 3.9 degrees Celsius last night. According to the IMD, the lowest temperature was 3.4 degrees in Lodi Road, 3.6 in Safdarjung, 3.9 in Ridge, and 5.8 in Palam. 

The weather in Delhi and various other regions of the country has caused delays of one to six hours for eighteen trains that are headed for Delhi. Low visibility in the fog caused multiple flight operations at the Delhi airport to be delayed, according to news agency ANI. 

At 5:30 am, the major meteorological station in Delhi, Safdarjung Observatory, had visibility of 200 metres, according to the India Meteorological Department. Images from this morning revealed a thick layer of fog covering numerous areas of the national capital. 

365 was Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) at 9 am, based on data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). An AQI of 0–50 is regarded as "good," 51–100 as "satisfactory," 101–200 as "moderate," 201–300 as "poor," 301–400 as "very poor," and 401–500 as "severe."

According to the IMD, a yellow notice has been issued in Rajasthan due to the cold and fog, and a red alert has been issued in Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh.

Given the likelihood of a continuation of the cold wave, the weather service has also issued a yellow alert for the national capital for the next three days. According to the IMD, today's high will probably reach about 19 degrees Celsius.

While dense fog has been recorded in isolated pockets over Haryana, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Gangetic West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh, dense to extremely dense fog has been observed in isolated sections of Punjab and East Uttar Pradesh. Isolated areas of moderate fog were seen over West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, according to the IMD. 

 

Author : Rajdhani Delhi Representative

Rajdhani delhi representative

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