As Delhi remained covered in dense fog on Friday morning, 27 trains are delayed due to low visibility and other operational reasons, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Northern Railway (NR), said, ANI reported. 

With mercury expected to drip across the national capital, a ‘yellow alert’ has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for Delhi-NCR for Friday. 

IMD has forecast cold wave conditions in Delhi-NCR, with maximum temperature expected to be around 17 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature will be around 3 degrees Celsius on Friday.

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“Dense to very dense fog reported at isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, northwest Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Moderate fog observed at isolated pockets over Chandigarh, Delhi, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and Tripura,” the weather department said, ANI reported. 

The air quality index (AQI) is, however, expected to improve in the region in the next two days due to an improvement in wind speed.

 Several in regions in north India are expected to witness foggy conditions for the next few days.

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“Dry northwesterly winds over plains of North India and adjoining parts of central India are likely to prevail during next 3 to 4 days. Under its influence, dense to very dense fog will be witnessed in isolated pockets Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming days,” the IMD said on Thursday.