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Dense fog blankets northern India; Delhi records minimum temperature at 8.8℃

Several parts in the north-India along with Delhi witnessed low visibility due to dense fog on Monday morning.

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New Delhi Published on: January 25, 2021 9:23 IST
Dense fog blankets northern India
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Dense fog blankets northern India

Several parts in the north-India along with Delhi witnessed low visibility due to dense fog on Monday morning. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), dense fog was seen at places over east UP and Bihar, isolated pockets over Chandigarh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Tripura, and north Odisha. While the moderate fog was witnessed at isolated pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, north Madhya Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya at 5:30 am.

Meanwhile, cities like Varanasi, Malda, Balasore, Paradip recorded visibility of 25 meters each at 5:30 am today morning. 50-meter visibility recorded in Chandigarh, Baharaich, Lucknow, Sultanpur, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Purnea, Agartala. While 200 meters each in Patiala, Hissar, Gwalior, Gorakhpur, Chandbali, Kailashahar, Tezpur. 

Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur recorded a minimum temperature of 9 degrees Celsius along with dense fog in the city. Moradabad witnesses reduced visibility as dense fog engulfs the city. People light the fire to keep themselves warm.

However, Delhi IMD said that Palam and Safdarjung observatories recorded 9.8℃ and 8.8℃ temperatures respectively.

The visibility of 500 meters reported in Safdarjung and Palam at 5:30 am today.

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