On Friday, the highest temperature in Delhi soared to 18.1 degrees Celsius, only days after it recorded the coldest February day in 19 years. Several parts in Punjab, Rajasthan, east Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi were fogged in.
On Saturday morning, visibility (200 metres or less) was 25 metres in Amritsar, 50 metres in Safdarjung (Delhi), Bahraich, and Lucknow, and 200 metres in Ganganagar, Palam (Delhi), and Varanasi.
A heavy layer of fog was seen in the national capital in a video released by ANI. “The national capital was shrouded in a thick layer of fog, resulting in severely poor visibility. Firoz Shah Road, Rajpath, and India Gate images”, in a tweet, ANI stated.
At 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, the weather advisory stated, “Severe to very dense fog observed in isolated pockets over Punjab, Dense fog observed in isolated pockets over East Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, and Moderate fog observed in isolated pockets over West Rajasthan”.
Meanwhile, the official Twitter handle of Delhi Airport stated in an update that owing to severe fog in the national capital, some flights may be disrupted, however airport sources stated that no flights had been cancelled or diverted as of yet.
“Flights that are not CAT IIIA compliant may be disrupted while landings and take-offs continue at Delhi Airport. Passengers should contact the airline directly for the most up-to-date flight information. Any difficulty that has been caused is greatly regretted”, the tweet stated.