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Thick Fog Impacts Visibility in 6 Districts of MP, Leads to Flight Being Delayed

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Last Updated: January 23, 2023, 19:00 IST

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Air India’s flight AI436 and two other flights were delayed due to dense fog conditions in the morning

Thick fog on Monday morning in six districts of Madhya Pradesh, including the capital Bhopal, led to three flights getting delayed, a senior aviation official said.

Air India’s flight AI436 and two other flights were delayed due to dense fog conditions in the morning, Ram Awasthi, Director of Bhopal’s Raja Bhoj Airport told PTI at around 10 am.

Visibility has improved progressively (as noon approached), he added. Some passengers expressed annoyance for not being informed in advance about the delays.

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There was dense fog since morning, so we could have been informed in time, said K Nivedita, whose 8 am flight to Delhi from here was rescheduled for 11:25 am.

Ashfaq Husain, a senior official with India Meteorological Department’s Bhopal Centre said thick fog prevailed over Bhopal, Khajuraho in Chhatarpur district, Gwalior, Sagar, Raisen, and Damoh in the morning.

“Visibility in Bhopal due to fog remained at 100 to 500 meters till 8.30 am. At around 10 am, it improved to one kilometer. In Damoh district in MP’s Bundelkhand, visibility is at around 50 meters,” the senior meteorologist said.

“The fog and cloudy weather is due to a western disturbance over northern parts of India. An induced cyclonic circulation formed over southwest Rajasthan has brought the change. The circulation is causing moisture incursion in MP,” he said.

Some areas also witnessed rain in the last 24 hours, he informed.

“Khajuraho and Nowgaon in Chhatarpur district recorded 5.8 mm and 1.8 mm rainfall, respectively, in the last 24 hours. Datia received 1.4 mm of rain. It may drizzle in some places on Tuesday and Wednesday as well,” Husain said. The lowest temperature in the state, at 8.8 degrees Celsius, was recorded in Gwalior, the official added.

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