Govt. of India has announced a new fog warning to cover Delhi on 24 November, and a travel advisory to protect Delhi from fog on the following 24 November.
The announcement by the Department of Environment and Forests (DEFI) on Tuesday comes a day after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had said fog would hit Delhi on 26 November, which is the first time Delhi would see any type of rain in its history.
The new advisory states: “The new fog advisories will be issued on 24 Nov at 11 am.
The fog advisory will be in place until the 24th November at 11.30 am (local time).”
On Monday, Delhi Governor Raman Singh said that the fog advisory was not meant to be punitive.
“It is meant to protect people from getting hurt from the fog,” he had said.
According to a government press release, Delhi has recorded 12-day rainfall for the second consecutive month in November.
The government said the latest rainfall will also help Delhi recover from the flood damage.
The latest rainfall, which came on the same day as Delhi saw rainfall of 18.11 inches (47.6 centimeters), is one of the highest monthly totals ever recorded in Delhi.