The Met department has predicted rain in some parts of the capital. However, rain is very less likely to occur from Saturday, but visibility will be reduced highly due to dense fog.
Eleven Delhi bound trains were delayed on Friday because visibility dropped below a minimum of 100 meters due to heavy fog. The delayed trains are Rewa-Anand Vihar Rew Express, Malda-Delhi Farakka Express, Bhagalpur-Anand Vihar Vikramshila Express, Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express, Gaya-New Delhi Mahabodhi Express, Islampur-New Delhi Magadh Express, Dibrugarh-Delhi Brahmaputra Mail, Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express, Haldia-Anand Vihar Express, and Sitamarhi-Anand Vihar Lichhavi Express. All flights arriving at and departing from Delhi have also been either cancelled or delayed.
Due to continuous rain since Monday, the overall air quality index again entered the very poor category at 319. The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research said that the AQI will still remain in this range for the next three days or might increase in small numbers.
The other areas, besides the capital, which have been affected, are Punjab, North Rajasthan, eastern Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. Visibility in Amritsar even scored down to 25 meters. Some places over Prayagraj, Etah, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Hathras, Agra, districts and other adjoining areas in Uttar Pradesh will experience thunderstorms along with rain.
The minimum temperature recorded on Thursday was 9-7 degree Celsius, which was completely opposite to that of Wednesday’s minimum temperature of around 3-4 degrees. The maximum temperature will remain around 21-22 degree Celsius and minimum to drop by 4-5 degrees as we approach the end of this month.
It is really disheartening to watch the people suffer while travelling or moving out of their houses for daily activities. The chill waves are very dangerous for kids and senior citizens. It is always advisable to stay indoors and keep warm as much as possible. Delhi always experiences extreme weather conditions in all seasons, be it is summer, or winter or monsoon. However, we cannot control the force of nature. Therefore, we should focus on keeping ourselves prepared during such severe conditions.
We hope that the cold wave passes away and we get to see some heat soon!