Dense fog envelops parts of Delhi | Photo credit: ANI
New Delhi: Fog impaired visibility in the Delhi NCR on Saturday morning. Images from the border with Singhu and nearby areas showed thick fog enveloping parts of the state capital. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted a “very thick fog” for the city on Saturday.
However, weather stations indicated that by 8:30 a.m., city visibility was around 3 miles in many areas, suggesting that routine flight / train operations are expected to remain unaffected.
While Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) did not issue specific warnings / warnings for flight operations to and from the city, the general air quality in the city remained poor, as predicted by the meteorological authorities.
“The overall air quality in Delhi is, as forecast, in the lower range of the very poor category. The surface winds are weak and are expected to improve and move east. Better ventilation is likely to have a positive impact on the AQI, the lower end of “very bad” for the next two days, and it will likely continue to improve on February 20th, “the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) said in told his bulletin on Friday.
AQI will likely improve from very bad to bad by Sunday
Surface winds are weak and expected to get better, according to the city’s weather report. “A new western disturbance is expected to affect the Delhi area from February 21st. A slight improvement in ventilation and the lower end of the very poor AQI are forecast for tomorrow February 22nd,” SAFAR said earlier in the day.
Meanwhile, the state capital recorded a minimum temperature of 9.9 degrees Celsius on Saturday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The highest temperature measured in the last 24 hours was around 27 degrees Celsius.