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Delhi fog LIVE updates: Traffic police tweets list of dos and don'ts for drivers, advises motorists to be cautious
  • 10:04 (IST)

    Delhi Traffic Police's dos and don't in the fog

    The DelhI Traffic Police has tweeted out a list of dos and don'ts and advised motorists to exercise caution while venturing out on foggy roads.

  • 10:01 (IST)

    Lucky areas of Delhi-NCR escaped the fog

    A few parts of Delhi-NCR escaped the blanket of fog and woke up to fairly clear air, though the air quality was still poor. 

  • 09:58 (IST)

    Walking through Gurugram is a blurry experience

    Image courtesy: Rishika/Firstpost

  • 09:56 (IST)

    Visibility in Gaur City, Noida, is next to nil

    Image courtesy: Ankita Virmani/Firstpost

  • 09:41 (IST)

    Vistara flight diverted

    A Delhi-Varanasi flight has been diverted to Bhubaneswar due to bad weather at Varanasi.

  • 09:36 (IST)

    Airlines advise flyers to check flight status

    Several airlines have advised flyers from NCR to check their flight status before heading to airports, cautioning them about likely delays due to bad weather and dense fog.

  • 09:33 (IST)

    Delhi's Dwarka under a blanket of fog

    Image courtesy: Charu Gupta/Firstpost

  • 09:31 (IST)

    This is all that's visible in JP Wishtown, Noida

    Image courtesy: Santosh Menon/Firstpost

  • 09:20 (IST)

    27 trains, several flights are delayed

  • 09:18 (IST)

    Visibility is dangerously low for any kind of transportation 

  • 09:17 (IST)

    Thick blanket of fog in Delhi

    The National Capital Region woke up to a thick fog cover on Monday. The air quality in Delhi also dropped to 'poor' after wind speeds helped improve it slightly over the weekend.

Delhi fog LATEST updates: The Delhi Traffic Police has tweeted out a list of dos and don'ts and advised motorists to exercise caution while venturing out to the foggy roads of Delhi-NCR. Several airlines have advised flyers from Delhi-NCR to check their flight status before heading to airports, cautioning them about likely delays due to bad weather and dense fog.

Delhi on Monday woke up to a thick blanket of fog that made transportation difficult in the National Capital Region and rendered visibility to dangerously low levels.

Air quality also dipped to the 'poor' category again after a slight improvement over the weekend.

 Delhi fog LIVE updates: Traffic police tweets list of dos and donts for drivers, advises motorists to be cautious

Fog at Crossings Republic in Ghaziabad. Image courtesy: Aninda Ray/Firstpost

As many as 27 trains running are running late, and several flights are delayed. Images shared on social media show vehicles on Delhi roads barely visible through the dense fog. Several airlines have advised flyers to check their flight status beforehand. The Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory on dos and don'ts.

The India Meteorological Department has also warned of dense to very dense fog in Delhi-NCR due to the cold wave.

With a cold wave gripping the region, a large number of homeless have been taking refuge at night shelters in various parts of Delhi to shield themselves from chilly winds. The maximum temperature in Delhi on Sunday was 19.9°C, two notches below the season's average. The minimum temperature was 9.4°C, a notch above the season's average. On Monday, the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 21 and 11°C.

Air Quality Index in the range of 51 to 100 is considered satisfactory; 101-200 is moderate; 201-300 falls under the category of poor; 300-400 is considered 'very poor'; and 401-500 falls under the 'hazardous' category.

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Updated Date: Feb 04, 2019 10:10:08 IST