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North India Cold Weather: Several Flights Delayed At Delhi Airport Due To Fog, Schools Closed In Noida Till January 6

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), bone-chilling cold conditions continue to prevail in Delhi alongside dense fog. In light of the prevailing cold weather conditions, administrations in Uttar Pradesh's Noida and Greater Noida ordered schools to remain shut for students up to Class 8 till January 6.

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New Delhi covered by a thick blanket of fog
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As the blanket of dense fog continues to shroud parts of Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh, moderate fog cover was observed over Jammu division on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department said.

According to the weather department, bone-chilling cold conditions continue to prevail in Delhi. The maximum temperature Wednesday settled at 15.7 degrees Celsius, four notches below the normal.

Flights delayed in Delhi due to low visibility

Owing to the prevailing foggy weather and the resultant low visibility, the Delhi airport on Wednesday witnessed several flight delays.

As of 5.30, visibility was recorded between 25- 500 metres in different parts of the country. In Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly-25, Lucknow-25, Prayagraj-50, Varanasi-50, Gorakhpur-200.

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In Delhi's Safdarjung-500, Palam-700; Rajasthan's Bikaner-25, Jaisalmer-50, Kota-50, Jaipur-50, Bihar's Gaya-25, Purnea-25, Patna-200.

'Very dense' fog is when visibility is between 0 and 50 meters, 51 and 200 meters is 'dense', 201 and 500 meters 'moderate', and 501 and 1,000 meters 'shallow.'

Dense fog persists as coldwave conditions continue in Moradabad.

Schools closed in Noida

In light of the prevailing cold weather conditions, administrations in Uttar Pradesh's Noida and Greater Noida ordered schools to remain shut for students up to Class 8 till January 6.

Central and East India Weather

According to the weather department, over the next two days, no significant change in weather is expected in east India.

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In Central India, minimum temperatures are likely to rise by 2-3 degrees Celsius over the next three days, with no significant change thereafter.

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