Last Updated: Jan 14, 2024
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts cold to severe cold day conditions continuing over the plains of Northwest India with dense to very dense fog during the next four days. It said an extended dense fog layer has been recorded over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, North Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh last night.
IMD said that very dense fog was reported over Amritsar, Chandigarh, Patiala, Ambala, Ganganagar, Palam, Safdarjung, and Lucknow with zero-meter visibility this morning.
The Weather agency predicted the minimum temperatures will be in the range of 3 to 7 degrees Celsius over most parts of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Bihar for the next few days.
The fog condition will prevail for a few hours in the night and morning in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. Passengers on highway advice need to drive extremely carefully and only with fog lights. People driving on expressways may halt their journey until the fog reduces or clears visibility.
Several trains are running late due to obstructed visibility after dense to very dense fog was observed in many parts of the country. Northern Railways said that 22 trains arriving at the National Capital New Delhi are getting late from one hour to 6 hours.
These trains include Azamgarh-Delhi Kaifiyat Express, Amritsar-Nanded Express, Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express, Kanpur-New Delhi Shramshakti Express, Saharsa-New Delhi Vaishali Express, Rewa-Anand Vihar Express, Prayagraj-New Delhi Express, Jammutawi-Ajmer. Pooja Exp and among others.
The railway advised people to avoid unnecessary travel.