Delhi winters are famous, for the smog, fog and for being just being very, very cold. Come November, suitcases stuffed with warm clothes are taken out and one can see several blankets being aired out on different balconies in the neighbourhood in preparation for winter. And then you wake up one morning and realise winter is here. With the smog bit thankfully done with right after Diwali, the city woke up shrouded in a thick blanket of fog on Wednesday morning. A look outside the window, and all you see is perhaps specks of green leaves amid an ocean of grey.
This was after the minimum temperature fell one notch below normal in the national capital on Tuesday even as humidity levels remained on the higher side. The weatherman had however predicted a clear day.
Though the massive fog is of great inconvenience to motorists and cause of great panic for those taking flights, it makes for great wintry photographs. Here are some from this morning:
This is how it looked for those taking the metro...
Bikers had to be extra careful
While some wondered how exactly does one get to work
Dear Delhi folk, how do you convince yourself to unsnuggle, abandon the cup of tea, and head out when this fog cocoons you? pic.twitter.com/7UuxvbwHKt— Deepanjana (@dpanjana) November 30, 2016
9 am looked like dusk...
Fog Delhi-NCR@9:16 am...feeling of winter start...😀 pic.twitter.com/BSFHRLvjIr— Piyush Govil (@PG_pmp) November 30, 2016
All one could see of cars were bumper lights
VIDEO: The season's first dense fog shrouds Delhi and NCR pic.twitter.com/LThvCDg6H9— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) November 30, 2016