Dense Fog Covers Delhi NCR, Causes Low Visibility In Many Parts Of The National Capital

Delhi NCR experiences heavy fog with visibility of 50 meters only.

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February 21, 2021

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Delhi NCR and the surrounding areas like Noida were enveloped in dense fog on Friday, which led to low visibility of 50 meters. The India Meteorological Department had announced that the wind flow will be  very low, thus the weather will not be very chilly, but dense fog will shroud the streets of Delhi NCR.

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In the month of February, this is the first time this year that Delhi has experienced such thick fog. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was in the very poor category today according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). In Air Quality Index, 0-50 is marked as Good, 51-100 as Satisfactory, 101-200 is Poor, 301-400 is considered as Very Poor and 401-500 Severe.

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The streets of the national capital were seen flooded with headlights of vehicles even in the morning. Due to low visibility, the speed of the motor vehicles were quite low as compared to other normal days. The visibility at the Delhi airport and railway station was as bad as in the other parts of the city. This affected the airport traffic and railway schedules, although, none of the flights or trains were cancelled. The temperature was recorded at 12 degree Celsius at Delhi’s Palam on Friday morning.

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In the past, Delhi has experienced very heavy fog in winters along with a very poor marking in the Air Quality Index. Delhi has had very poor air quality for quite some time now and was ranked at the 5th position in 2019 among the world’s most polluted cities.

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