Clouds entice a few of the outgoing infrared radiation and radiate it again downward, warming the bottom.
“Average” fog lowered visibility to 201 metres at Safdarjung.
Based on the IMD, “very dense” fog is when visibility is between Zero and 50 metres. In case of “dense” fog, visibility is between 51 and 200 metres, “average” 201 and 500 metres, and “shallow” 501 and 1,000 metres.
“As per our forecast, the affect of a western disturbance has begun over northwest India, together with Delhi. Palam has reported 0.four mm rainfall. Ridge, Ayanagar and Lodi Highway recorded traces of rainfall,” the IMD mentioned.
The minimal temperature in Delhi is more likely to rise to 9 levels Celsius within the subsequent two to 3 days underneath the affect of the western disturbance, it predicted.
On Friday, the mercury plummeted to 1.1 levels Celsius, the bottom in 15 years for January, and “very dense” fog lowered visibility to “zero” metres.
On January 8, 2006, town had recorded a minimal of 0.2 diploma Celsius. The all-time report is minus 0.6 diploma Celsius registered in January 1935.
The bottom minimal temperature recorded in January final 12 months was 2.four levels Celsius, the IMD mentioned.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the pinnacle of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, mentioned the minimal temperature has began rising underneath the affect of the “intense” western disturbance, which can have an effect on northwest India until January 6.
Gentle rain is anticipated in Delhi over the subsequent two to 3 days, he added.