Republic Day: Dense fog in Delhi, minimum temperature settles at 4.7 deg C

- January 26, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

The weatherman predicted partly cloudy skies for the day and said the maximum temperature is expected to settle at 20 degrees Celsius

An Indian cyclist cycles amid heavy smog and fog conditions in New Delhi on January 18, 2019. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)

Dense fog enveloped Delhi on Republic Day, and officials reported that the minimum temperature in the city had settled at 4.7 degrees Celsius on Friday.

Conditions are anticipated to improve by the time the 75th Republic Day parade kicks off on Kartavya Path.

According to the weather office, both the Indira Gandhi Airport and Safdarjung airport experienced dense fog, with visibility reduced to 100 meters and 300 meters, respectively, at 8:30 am.

The morning was chilly, with the minimum temperature recorded four notches below the seasonal average.

The weather forecast suggests partly cloudy skies for the day, with the maximum temperature expected to reach 20 degrees Celsius.

An orange alert had been issued by the IMD for Friday.

On Thursday, Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 4.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the seasonal average, and a maximum temperature of 20.5 degrees Celsius. (With inputs from PTI)