Delhi shivers under biting cold wave, dense fog; air quality dips to ‘very poor’

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New Delhi: Girls carrying heat garments seen on the financial institution of Yamuna River, throughout a cold winter morning, in New Delhi, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.

Delhi on Wednesday recorded 4.6 levels Celsius and three.2 levels Celsius respectively at Palam and Safdarjung, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) stated. Dense fog enveloped the town, leading to very low visibility in a number of areas. Owing to this, the Delhi Airport initiated low visibility procedures. In a tweet, the Delhi Airport tweeted, “Low visibility procedures are in progress at Delhi Airport. All flight operations are at the moment regular. For additional help, please get in contact with the airline involved. Any inconvenience is deeply regretted.”

In the meantime, the air quality within the nationwide capital too took a plunge and was reported ‘very poor’ by the System of Air Quality and Climate Forecasting and Analysis (SAFAR).

The climate division on Tuesday issued an orange alert for the northern plains, that are additionally forecast to witness foggy circumstances. A big a part of the nation is ready to face intense cold circumstances over the following few days, it stated.

Within the South, in the meantime, remoted heavy to very heavy rainfall may be very seemingly over Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry and Karaikal over the following two-three days, the India Meteorological Division stated in a bulletin.

It stated the minimal temperatures are very seemingly to fall by 2-5 levels Celsius over most components of East India, Central India over the following two-three days, whereas the spell of intense cold can prolong past that within the Northwest a part of the nation.

The bulletin stated dense to very dense foggy circumstances are very seemingly over remoted locations in Northwest India through the subsequent 4-5 days.

With temperatures falling, an orange alert was issued by the IMD for the northern plains with a forecast of a cold wave for the following 4 days. The same alert has been sounded for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry with a forecast of heavy rains.

“Cold wave/extreme cold wave circumstances at some components are additionally very seemingly over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and in remoted components over Uttar Pradesh, north Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan throughout subsequent three days,” the IMD stated.

The IMD has 4 color codes signifying the depth of climate occasions. Whereas an orange alert is a sign to be ready for seemingly excessive circumstances, crimson is a warning to take motion to defend life and property from extraordinarily unhealthy climate.

Inexperienced signifies regular circumstances and yellow is for holding a look ahead to a deterioration within the climate.

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