Dense fog and persisting coldwave conditions disrupted daily life in parts of Delhi-NCR on Tuesday, leading to flight delays and prompting the meteorological department to issue a yellow alert for the day.
As residents in Delhi-NCR woke up to reduced visibility due to dense fog, several flights experienced delays, impacting air travel in the national capital. The meteorological department had previously issued a warning for dense fog in Delhi, along with a yellow alert for the day, cautioning residents about the challenging weather conditions.
According to the weather department, Delhi is expected to have mainly clear skies on Tuesday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are forecasted to settle around 18 and 7 degrees Celsius, respectively. On the preceding day, the maximum temperature recorded was 17.6 degrees Celsius, marking a deviation of three notches below the season’s average. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature stood at 6.1 degrees Celsius, compared to the previous day’s 4.8 degrees Celsius, as reported by the weather office.
In addition to the capital, other northern states also grappled with chilly weather and dense fog. The weather department highlighted the persistent cold conditions in parts of Rajasthan, where Fatehpur in Sikar district recorded a low of 1.6 degrees Celsius. Alwar experienced a night temperature of 2.8 degrees Celsius.
Dense fog continued to blanket various regions of Rajasthan, with the weather office projecting similar conditions to prevail over the next 24 hours.
The coldwave conditions intensified in Haryana and Punjab, contributing to moderate to dense fog in the morning across most areas. Residents in these states were urged to exercise caution while commuting amid the challenging weather conditions.
As the dense fog and coldwave continue to affect the northern regions, residents are advised to stay updated on weather forecasts and take necessary precautions to navigate the challenging conditions. The meteorological department remains vigilant, monitoring the situation closely to provide timely updates and ensure the safety of the public.