Dense Fog in Delhi and Punjab to Continue till 31st December: IMD

The IMD has predicted fog and rain over the Northwest and Central parts of India for the New Year. The IMD has forecast fog and rain for the New Year in the Northwest and Central India.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), dense fog is expected in Odisha and in Uttarakhand in the early hours of December. The IMD has also predicted heavy fog over Haryana and Chandigarh in the state of Haryana, over Delhi in the state of Delhi, over Uttar Pradesh in the state of Uttar Pradesh, over Assam and Meghalaya in the state of Nagaland, over Manipur in the state of Mizoram and over Tripura in the month of December from December 27 to 31.

On the other hand, in J&K, dry weather accompanied by moderate to heavy fog over central Kashmir, pulwama and baramulla is expected to continue till December 31. In addition, the forecast also suggests light rains and snow in some parts of the state with cloudy sky in the month of January.

On Tuesday, December 26, the dense fog was reported to have reduced visibility in several places, leading to the delay of around 30 flights including international flights at Delhi airport. The fog was also reported to have caused problems to 14 trains in the state of Punjab. The state of Haryana was also affected by dense fog on December 26. Several cities in Punjab reported to have experienced heavy fog on Tuesday, among which the ones that reported to have experienced the fog were Amriti, Ludhiana and Chandigarh.

According to the weather department, Northwest India will be affected by a new Western disturbance from 30th December to 2nd January, 2024. Under this disturbance, light isolated rain is likely over the Northwest and surrounding Central India.