The capital of Delhi was under heavy fog since Saturday morning, due to which life was greatly affected. Visibility was reduced to zero meters due to dense fog. Visibility ranged from two to three meters in most places. Airport officials said the weather had also affected flights and more than 50 flights were delayed.
In fact, this is the third time this season when visibility in the capital has come down to zero. Earlier on December 8 and January 1, the visibility was reduced to zero meters. Visibility in some areas ranged from 2 to 3 meters, so passers-by and especially drivers faced a lot of trouble. Visibility in Dwarka and Dhaula Kuan decreased significantly. There was a terrible fog around Singhu Border.
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the Meteorological Department’s Regional Forecast Center, said that due to very dense fog, visibility in Palam and Safdarjung has come down to zero meters. A dense fog has been predicted in the capital on Sunday. Due to changing weather, people may face problems on Sunday. According to the Meteorological Department, when the visibility is between zero to 50 meters, it falls under the category of very dense fog.
Similarly, dense fog occurs when visibility is between 51 and 200 meters, moderate fog between 201 and 500 meters, and low fog when visibility is between 501 and 1000 meters. Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 6.6 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal. Lodhi Road weather center recorded a minimum temperature of 5.8 degrees Celsius.
Delhi’s air quality index has also deteriorated and continues to be in a severe category. The air quality index in Delhi was recorded at 492 am at 9 am. It has been considered very bad.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the air quality index of Delhi has high levels of PM2.5 and PM10 pollutants. According to the data, the 24-hour average index was recorded at 460 on Friday, 429 on Thursday, 354 on Wednesday, 293 on Tuesday, and 243 on Monday.