Dense fog engulfs parts of North India, IMD issues orange alert as visibility hits zero

Severe cold wave conditions continued to grip northern India for the fifth consecutive day on Monday.

Record low temperatures and poor visibility have crippled life across cities, affecting communication and forcing schools to extend breaks.

According to satellite imagery and available visibility data, the fog layer has extended from Punjab and adjoining northwest Rajasthan to Bihar across Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.

As dense fog enveloped most northern cities, very low visibility was recorded in most cities.

In Punjab, Bhatinda recorded a 0 m visibility and Amritsar was at 25 m, while Chandigarh touched 0 m.

In Haryana, Ambala recorded 25 m visibility and Hissar at 50m. In Delhi, visibility in Safdarjung was at 25, and Palam at 50 m. Uttar Pradesh remained one of the worst affected states with zero visibility at Agra, Lucknow (Amausi) and Bareilly, 25 m at Varanasi, 50 m at Bareilly, Baharaich and Prayagraj.

In Bihar, Bhagalpur recorded a 25 m visibility, Purnea and Gaya 50m and Patna 50 m. Meanwhile, northwest Rajasthan’s Ganganagar recorded 25 m visibility.

According to the weather office, ‘very dense fog’ is when visibility is between 0 and 50 metres, between 51 and 200 metres is ‘dense’, between 201 and 500 metres ‘moderate’, and between 501 and 1,000 metres ‘shallow’.

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