Widespread Dense Fog and Cold Wave Grip Northern Regions of India


The recent meteorological conditions in northern regions of India have brought about a significant weather phenomenon, with dense to very dense fog enveloping Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Eastern Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The Meteorological Department reported that this has led to cold wave to severe cold wave conditions across substantial parts of Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi.

According to the classification by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), ‘very dense’ fog occurs when visibility ranges from 0 to 50 meters, while ‘dense’ fog is observed between 51 and 200 meters. Additionally, ‘moderate’ fog falls within the range of 201 to 500 meters, and ‘shallow’ fog is identified when visibility spans from 501 to 1,000 meters.

The persistence of cold wave to severe cold wave conditions is notable across various parts of Punjab, East Madhya Pradesh, northwest Rajasthan, and West Uttar Pradesh. Temperature readings have been recorded below normal, ranging from -1.6 degrees Celsius to -3 degrees Celsius in many locations across Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Karnataka, Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Muzaffarabad.

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These subnormal temperature conditions highlight the severity of the ongoing cold wave, affecting a vast geographical expanse. The chilling temperatures have not only disrupted daily life but also raised concerns about the well-being of the residents in these regions.

Residents are urged to exercise caution, especially during periods of reduced visibility due to dense fog, which can significantly impact transportation and increase the risk of accidents. The authorities are working to disseminate weather-related advisories to ensure the safety of the public.

As this weather pattern persists, it is essential for individuals to stay updated on weather forecasts, take necessary precautions, and be prepared for continued cold wave conditions. The Meteorological Department will continue to monitor the situation and provide timely updates to keep the public informed about any changes in the weather conditions in the affected regions.


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