NEW DELHI: Extreme harsh weather conditions and dense fog prevailed in Delhi and parts of National Capital Region (NCR) on Thursday morning as northern India continued to reel under severe cold.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 3.2℃ in the national capital in the wee hours of Thursday, while at some other places, the minimum temperature was recorded at 4.4 ℃ around 5:30 AM.
Delhi wakes up to dense fog this morning, the current temperature recorded to be at 4.4 degree Celsius.
Visuals from Tikri Border. pic.twitter.com/N0x7KS3OOj
— ANI (@ANI) January 14, 2021
Dense fog and near-zero visibility severely affected the traffic movement and flight operations at the Delhi airport. At several places in the Delhi-NCR, the visibility was reported to be less than 10 metres.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, there will be no respite to Delhiites as cold weather conditions will prevail in the days to come. The weather office has predicted that the national capital region will be covered with dense fog coupled with cold winds in the days to come.
The Indian Meteorological Department has also issued an Orange Alert in view of the cold conditions in North India. Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Gurugram, Hapur, Noida, Delhi will get cold and it will disturb the cold winds.