Dense fog hits Delhi again, visibility drops below 100m

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Dense fog hits Delhi again, visibility drops below 100m
New Delhi, Jan 31: Delhi had a hard time fighting fog, which brought down visibility below 100m for almost 13 hours, on Wednesday and Thursday.

At the Indira Gandhi International Airport, dense fog reduced visibility to below 100m on all three runways between 11.30pm and 9am. The day however was warm with the maximum temperature at 20.5 degrees Celsius.

MeT experts say that Delhi and other northern states like Haryana, Punjab, UP and Rajasthan can expect rainfall between February 2 and 3 as a western disturbance is expected to affect northwest India. They add that as the winds have become quite calm over the city, there will be dense fog till February 2.

The western disturbance will result in rain and snow at one or two places over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on Friday, experts said.

The capital region has been going through one of the most harshest winters. The maximum temperate was ranging from a low of 15.7 degrees in Mungeshpur to 25 degrees Celsius at the Ridge. The minimum temperature was ranging from 9.2 degrees Celsius at Mungeshpur, which was the coldest area in the city on Thursday, to 11 degrees Celsius at Delhi University.

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