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No dense fog around Christmas this year: Met

chandigarh Updated: Dec 15, 2013 19:34 IST
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Bringing good news for those planning vacations around Christmas, the meteorological department on Sunday said the days around Christmas would not experience dense fog conditions, which affect air as well as rail transport.

Surender Paul, director, meteorological department, Chandigarh, said shallow fog could be experienced around Christmas. "But not the kind of fog, which could affect travel plans of people," Paul added.

He said temperature was further likely to go down by two to three notches. "The weather is likely to be dry as there is no possibility of rain. Days could be hazy but only shallow fog during the evenings and nights would be experienced," Paul added.

He said winter chill would increase with the drop in temperature especially during evenings and mornings. "As days would also be hazy, there appears to be a fall of overall temperature in next 7-10 days," he added.

The Met department said nearly 10 days of dense fog were normal in this region for winter season. In 2010, five days of dense fog were recorded, followed by three days in 2011 and seven days in 2012.

"However, so, far there is no possibility of dense fog conditions, which sometimes bring down the temperature to near sub-zero conditions," Paul said.

Stating that the maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 23.9 degree Celsius and minimum at 9.3 degree Celsius, the Met department said, "The minimum temperature could go down to 6 degree Celsius in the coming week."