New Delhi: 

Thick fog in Delhi this morning disrupted a number of flights and trains and likewise slowed down visitors to a crawl amid warnings from policemen. Departures from the Delhi Airport have been placed on maintain from 5:30 am to 7 am immediately and many of the arrivals have been additionally hit resulting from poor visibility and dangerous climate. Prepare providers have been affected, with no less than 10 trains to Delhi delayed by fog.

The Delhi Site visitors Police alerted commuters to poor visibility. Tweeting an inventory of ‘Dos and Don’ts’, the police mentioned, “Visibility is low resulting from intense fog within the border areas and round India Gate in Delhi. Drive with warning. Keep average pace. Drive with headlamps switched on.”

The India Meteorological Division has mentioned that there will probably be very dense fog at a number of locations in western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand for the following two days. Within the east, there’s a related forecast for Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura.

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Visibility was very poor within the capital. Footage from Delhi’s RK Puram and Rajpath present automobiles shifting very slowly.

Thick fog descended on Prayagraj, earlier referred to as Allahabad, the place the 50-day Kumbh Mela is occurring. Devotees have been seen braving the nippiness to take a ‘holy dip’ on the Sangam. The central authorities has arrange specialised actual time climate stations and a climate App, for Kumbh, was additionally launched for the good thing about the pilgrims.

The climate workplace has forecast chilly wave circumstances in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

A big moist spell in northern India, between January 20-24, has additionally been predicted. There is also hailstorms in addition to sturdy winds at a number of locations in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh might get contemporary snowfall from January 18 night onward, mentioned the climate workplace.

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