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Fog acting as a lid, pollutants stay trapped, worsen Delhi’s air

The AQI was a mild improvement from Monday’s 434 – with both recordings being the highest in two months, since air pollution first reached crisis levels due to smoke from farm fires and calm winds that are typical of pre-winter months.

At NH 48 in New Delhi on Tuesday. Experts say for the current spell, a similar meteorological phenomenon as then is to blame: thermal inversion. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 06:11 AM IST

Evening brief: India to contribute 25% of global fuel demand by 2040, says Puri

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Union minister petroleum and natural gas Hardeep Singh Puri (Twitter Photo)
Published on Jan 10, 2023 04:57 PM IST

6 foreigners among injured in road accident due to fog in UP

Reportedly, these tourists were from New York and were traveling to Agra, presumably to visit the Taj Mahal. Those injured were identified as Louis, 58, Andria,56, Carla, 60, Katie, 22, Rohanda, 52, and Paul, 53.

Injured foreigners being shifted to hispital in Mathura.
Published on Jan 10, 2023 03:21 PM IST
By | Reported by Hemendra Chaturvedi

20-hr fog spell delays 200+ flights, 73 trains in Delhi; haze likely today: IMD

Forecast for Tuesday shows dense fog is likely to continue, while Wednesday will see moderate to dense fog over the Capital. Met officials say the fog intensity will reduce after Wednesday, owing to a western disturbance impacting the region.

Passengers check arrival and departure time of flights at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Monday morning. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 04:40 AM IST

Delhi sees season's longest fog spell; rail, air traffic hit

India Meteorological Department officials said the Palam observatory, near the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, recorded visibility levels below 1,000 metres from 8.30 pm on Sunday to 4.30 pm on Monday.

Vehicles ply on a road amid dense fog on a cold winter day, in New Delhi.(Amit Sharma)
Published on Jan 09, 2023 10:22 PM IST

How to drive safely during dense fog? Follow these 5 tips

With a drop in visibility levels due to fog, it is nothing less than a nightmare for people driving in such foggy conditions.

Vehicles ply on a road during a foggy and cold winter day, in Gurugram,(PTI)
Published on Jan 09, 2023 10:52 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Hazy shade of winter: Dense fog cloaks Delhi, delays flights

IMD forecasts show dense fog is likely on Monday as well, while moderate to dense fog is forecast for Tuesday. From Wednesday onwards, the fog intensity is likely to reduce.

A Met official said fog began forming over Palam around 8.30am and dissipated only by 1pm. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 07:25 AM IST

Ludhiana: 22-yr-old dead, 2 other feared drowned as car falls into canal

One of his friends is feared drowned while two others were rescued by the villagers. According to police, speeding and dense fog led to the mishap.

The car which fell into the canal near Dalla village in Jagraon. (HT)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 03:37 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

At 3°C, Delhi's Safdarjung sees season's coldest; Ayanagar records 2.2°C

Dense fog blanketed the city along with low visibility levels. The IMD in its latest bulletin said that the visibility levels at 5.30am at Palam was 25 metres while at Safdarjung it was 50 metres.

The IMD has issued a cold wave alert in Delhi for the next three days. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 10:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

100 flights delayed as season’s thickest smog envelops Delhi

The fog led to visibility dipping to 50 metres at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport from 10pm on Monday till 4am Tuesday, delaying around 100 flights. Five other flights were diverted to Jaipur between 11pm and midnight on Monday, officials said.

The first flight diversion at Delhi airport was reported at around 11.25pm on Monday.
Published on Jan 04, 2023 01:38 AM IST

Weather trends show Capital no longer gets benign fog

Natural fog is white in colour but in the northwest India region, the colour of the fog changes depending on the dominant pollutant in that region.

Fog has stopped being white and thick, and is now grey, with often a mildly acrid smell.
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 08:39 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Bengaluru wakes up to the last day of the year in fog

Bengaluru city saw dense fog on Saturday morning with “unhealthy” AQI levels and low temperatures.

Bengaluru woke up to dense fog on Saturday morning.(@arbindtiwariT/Twitter)
Published on Dec 31, 2022 10:22 AM IST
ByYamini C S

Mercury up for 3rd straight day in Delhi, but the freeze may be back soon

Delhi’s air quality a notch but stayed in the very poor range with a value of 306, according to Central Pollution Control Board’s national bulletin at 4pm

The Met dept warned of a cold wave from January 1. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2022 04:14 AM IST

100 flights delayed, 2 diverted as dense fog envelops Delhi

According to airport officials, two flights -- SpiceJet flight at around 11.45 pm, and an IndiGo flight at 2:15 am – were both diverted to Jaipur. They added that these are the first diversions due to fog this season.

While flights can still land at the airport when visibility is 50 metres, no flights are allowed to depart unless runway visibility range (RVR) is 125 metres.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Dec 28, 2022 01:12 PM IST

Delhi colder than Nainital today amid severe cold wave; train & air travel hit

The lowest minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at Ayanagar at 4 degrees Celsius as the city shivered in extreme cold conditions. The visibility levels at Palam and Safdarjung airport was recorded at 50 metres at 8.30am.

Vehicles commute amid low visibility due to a thick fog on a cold winter day, at the Signature bridge, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/Amit Sharma)
Updated on Dec 27, 2022 06:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi

North India enveloped in fog, biting cold prevails: 5 point-roundup

IMD earlier issued a fog warning for a number of locations in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh along with west Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan.

Poor visibility amid thick fog in Punjab's Amritsar on Monday morning.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2022 09:11 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi

No relief from biting cold in Delhi, nearby states till Tues. South to see rain

Despite temperatures dipping in north India, the IMD has said there would be no snowfall in Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla for Christmas, upsetting many tourists who were hoping for a snow encounter in the popular tourist destination.

Temperatures have dipped considerably in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi, among other regions, over the past week with the onset of cold wave. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2022 10:58 AM IST
By, New Delhi

These passengers can reschedule, cancel Air India fog-hit flights for free

The Tatas-owned airline has launched the 'FogCare' initiative to mitigate the impact of disruptions due to fog on passengers, and it will be initially for the flights departing from and arriving at Delhi airport.

In a release, the airline said the effort will also help in easing congestion at the airports.
Updated on Dec 24, 2022 10:20 PM IST

Dense fog in parts of north India, rain in these southern states: Top updates

A minimum of 2-4°C fall in temperature, moderate to heavy rainfall, very dense fog, here are top weather updates IMD predicted for the coming days.

IMD predicts very dense fog in the coming days over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh during night and morning hours.(ANI )
Updated on Dec 23, 2022 09:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Multiple trains running late as thick fog envelopes north India, check list

The IMD has said in its latest bulletin that the fog situation will continue across north India for the next four to five days due to dip in moisture at Indo-Gangetic plains.

In Punjab, visibility levels stood at zero in Bhatinda at 5.30am on Thursday, and at 50 metres in Amritsar.(PTI )
Updated on Dec 22, 2022 12:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Train services hit as dense fog engulfs northern states

Trains are reportedly cancelled or running late as thick fog engulfed north Indian states.

Trains were running late by several hours on Tuesday as well due to poor visibility induced by fog. (File)
Updated on Dec 21, 2022 10:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Cold wave grips north India; 3 killed, 40 injured in fog-related accidents

Dense to very dense fog engulfed the Indo-Gangetic plains, including Delhi, for the second morning on the trot on Tuesday, lowering visibility to 50 metres in the city and affecting road traffic and train movement.

Commuters out on a foggy and cold morning, in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 20, 2022 10:51 PM IST

Challenges due to dense fog in parts of north India: 5 updates

The sudden spell of fog spreading across the Indo-Gangetic plains caused a series of challenges including a number of road accidents and delayed flights.

Vehicles move slowly amid low visibility due to fog on a cold winter morning, at NH24 near Akshardham Temple in New Delhi on Monday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2022 10:49 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Over 50 flights delayed as dense fog envelops Delhi

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, the visibility at the Safdarjung observatory, which provides representative data for the city, was 100 metres at 8.30am while it was 50 metres at the Palam observatory.

According to IMD officials, the visibility at the Safdarjung observatory, which provides representative data for the city, was 100 metres at 8.30am while it was 50 metres at the Palam observatory. (ANI)
Published on Feb 06, 2022 12:19 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Dense fog envelops many cities in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded a low of 8.2 degrees Celsius.

Ludhiana, Patiala, Gurdaspur, Adampur and Halwara in Punjab and Karnal and Ambala in Haryana witnessed fog in the morning.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 11:38 AM IST
PTI | , Chandigarh

Dip in Delhi temperature, rain in eastern areas over next few days: IMD

Several southern states such as Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh will also receive rainfall. In Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand, a yellow alert that signifies ‘severely bad weather’ has been issued for January 12 and 13.

The IMD has forecasted dense to very dense fog in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi over the next four to five days till January 16. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 08:54 AM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Visibility below 100m amid season’s first ‘dense’ fog spell in Delhi

While no flight cancellations or diversions were reported at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, some flights were delayed during this one hour-window.

Vehicles halt at a traffic light amid poor visibility due to dense fog, in Dwarka, New Delhi on Tuesday. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 12:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Cold wave to hit NW India tomorrow; ground frost conditions in Punjab, Rajasthan

IMD said in its latest bulletin there will be a gradual drop in minimum temperatures by 2-3 degrees Celsius in most parts of northwest India and Maharashtra and by 3-5 degrees Celsius over a majority part of central India over the next four days.

People warm themselves around a bonfire on a cold winter morning at Ghazipur market in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 11:12 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Fog delays 14 Delhi-bound trains by one to five hours

According to the Northern railway, the Goa-Hazrat Nizamuddin Vasco Garib Rath was delayed by five hours and 30 minutes followed by the Dibrugarh-Delhi Brahmputra Mail and Varanasi-New Delhi Kashi Vishwanth Express by fours hours and 30 minutes.

Seventeen Delhi-bound trains were delayed on Sunday, January 19, 2020.(Sameer Sehgal / Representational Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 09:59 AM IST
New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

A pollution link to why Delhi gets heavy winter fog

A study by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and India Meteorological Department shows that the intensity of fog during the winter season has been increasing over Delhi due to the high pollution load.

People out on a foggy morning at Moti Bagh in New Delhi, on 28 December.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 06:44 AM IST
New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi
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