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Fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, mercury dips to 6 degrees Celsius



Fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, mercury dips to 6 degrees Celsius

A thick layer of fog engulfed Delhi on Monday morning. The temperature dipped to 6 degrees Celsius.

 Delhiites woke up to a foggy morning on Monday, leading to poor visibility and spelling trouble for commuters. The weather department had predicted moderate fog for today.

National Highway-24 near Akshardham Temple was shrouded in a thick blanket of fog. Not just in Delhi, but fog was also visible in the NCR region. A thick layer of fog was also seen in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad today.

After unseasonably warm December days, a cold wave hit Delhi-NCR with the minimum temperature dipping to six degrees Celsius. Dense fog was witnessed in ITO, Kashmiri Gate, Mayur Vihar and Geeta Colony areas of Delhi.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), today Delhi will experience a minimum temperature of 6 degrees Celsius and a maximum temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. The visibility was recorded at 800 meters in the morning.

The temperature will remain the same in the coming days and Delhi will witness shallow fog this week, predicted the weather forecast department.

Meanwhile, Delhi also witnessed an increase in Air Quality Index (AQI). The AQI in Delhi’s Anand Vihar area was recorded at 450 which fall under the severe category.

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