People in the Delhi-NCR region and most parts across northern India witnessed seasons’s first fog on Wednesday morning, with the visibility reduced to a considerably low level.
Low visibility is reported in many areas of North India including Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh with a notable drop in temperature.
Uttar Pradesh: Dense fog engulfs Chandauli district resulting in low visibility pic.twitter.com/g24A7cVivs— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 30, 2016
Flight operations at Delhi and Lucknow airport have been affected due to poor visibility. Many flights have been delayed.
Flight operations at Delhi and Lucknow airport affected due to dense fog; many flights delayed. (Visuals from IGI airport) pic.twitter.com/lYPNkTWqDC— ANI (@ANI_news) November 30, 2016
Movement of traffic has slowed down, especially on the Delhi-Noida and Delhi-Gurgaon expressways.
Dense fog cover shrouds Delhi, NCR (early morning visuals) pic.twitter.com/9LIkFOXiTy— ANI (@ANI_news) November 30, 2016
The Indian Meteorological Department issued a weather warning on Tuesday predicting shallow to moderate fog in Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab, west Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim. The fog is expected to last another six days.
The unexpected fog on Wednesday was preceded by a very clear Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.7 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season.
According to Sky Met, Delhi’s Palam reported thick fog, with the visibility dropping to 400 metres between 6 am to 7 am. Several neighbourhoods, including R K Puram, Saket, AIIMS, Dhaula Kuan, East of Kailash, Noida and Faridabad, also reported similar visibility conditions.