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Dense fog covers Delhi, flights affected

Residents of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) woke up to a dense fog on Wednesday morning that reduced visibility on the streets significantly.

Domestic flights from Delhi airport are being delayed because of the dense fog. Air India officials, however, reassured that there is no reason to panic.

?Due to the fog, air service is still not affected,? they said.

However, with visibility dropping to around 300m at Safdarjung and 125m at Palam, some flights may be diverted, they added.

Regional Meteorological Centre had predicted that dense fog may be experienced over parts of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi NCR over the next few days owing to change in the speed and direction of the winds.

Wind speeds have reduced sharply over the last few days, with the highest wind speed recorded at 6kmph on Tuesday. The wind is now more likely to blow from east and northeast directions starting November 30 to December 3.

The changing winds are expected to bring more moisture in, thereby reducing visibility in the region, according to a scientist at the Regional Meteorological Centre.