The new year was ushered in by Tricity residents with loads of fog. As messages of Happy New Year were being exchanged, dense fog was witnessed in all areas of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula with temperatures hovering around 8°C to 10°C at around 08:30 AM on Monday.
Visibility was extremely low badly affecting flight and train schedules. A number of flights were diverted to other areas for landing and trains were also delayed.
It also made its presence felt in surrounding areas as well with many flights being cancelled and operations halted at IGI Airport, New Delhi.
As per predictions by the Met department, the dense fog is likely to persist during this week. The mercury is also likely to dip even further causing more chill.
The fog also set in quite early in the evening with low visibility even at 05:30 PM.