Weather News Today: Dense Fog Over Pockets In Delhi, Punjab, Haryana

Weather news updates: Delhi and its neighbouring states, Punjab and Haryana, witnessed thick fog on Friday morning. Dense fog has also been reported from eastern and northeastern parts of the country

Weather News Today: Dense Fog Over Pockets In Delhi, Punjab, Haryana

Weather update today: Thick fog this morning at sevral localities in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana

Thick fog enveloped Delhi and its neighbouring states, Punjab and Haryana, on Friday morning. The minimum temperature also dropped in the national capital. The temperature in the city was 6.8 degree Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 20.2 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 7.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday. Dense fog has also been reported from eastern and northeastern parts of the country. Pockets over eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, foothills of the Himalayas in West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura witnessed dense fog, according to the weather office.   

Visibility dipped to 25 metre in Patiala (Punjab), Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Bhagalpur (Bihar), Malda (West Bengal) this morning. Visibility was around 50 metre in Amritsar, Baharaich, Lucknow, Sultanpur, Varanasi, Purnea, Agartala and Dibrugarh, according to the IMD. Ten trains are running late due to low visibility in the Northern Railway region.

Here are visuals of fog this morning from parts of Delhi.   

The weather office in its forecast on Thursday said, "A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan Region from 22nd January. Under its influence, scattered to fairly widespread rain or snowfall is likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan,  Muzaffarabad and Himachal Pradesh." Several places in northern Maharashtra and central India are also witnessing a chilly spell.