A thick layer of fog engulfed parts of the national capital on Sunday including Rajghat and Punjabi Bagh. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are likely to re-establish over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh from 29th December.
According to the bulletin, the cold wave situation is likely to increase in spatial coverage during the subsequent two days. Northern parts of Saurashtra and Kutch and West Madhya Pradesh also likely to experience cold wave conditions on these days.
Cold Day conditions are likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi on 28th and 29th December and over North Rajasthan 29th and 30th December 2020.
"Dense to very dense fog are likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi in morning hours during on 28th to 30th December and Dense fog also likely over Uttar Pradesh in morning hours on 29th and 30th December 2020," said IMD.
Meanwhile, Delhi air quality improves to 'very poor' category, with overall AQI standing at 334, as per System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR).
The weather department further said that under the influence of the approaching Western Disturbance Scattered to Fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall is very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan and Muzaffarabad; isolated to scattered rainfall/snowfall over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and isolated rain/thundershowers over northern parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on 27th-28th December 2020.