Dense Fog Engulfs National Capital; AQI-Very Poor

New Delhi: National Capital witnessed the seasons first fog as temperatures dropped to six degrees on Sunday night. On Monday morning, the city awoke to a deep fog with terrible visibility. A dense cover of fog was visible on NH-24 near the Akshardham temple.

New Delhi has been witnessing chilling nights from the past four days. The normal maximum and lowest temperatures from December 17 to December 21 will be 22.5 and 8 degrees Celsius, respectively, while from December 22 to 26 they will be 21.4 and 7.

The fog resulted in reduced visibility in the region and the vehicles were seen with their headlight on during the morning hours.The air quality was in the ‘very poor’ category with an overall AQI of 327 in Delhi today.

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi’s air quality was also recorded in the ‘very poor’ category on Sunday.

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