Dense fog engulfs Goa – Expect low visibility for the next few days

17th January 2023

Dense fog (of moderate nature) engulfs Goa, including the state capital, on Monday morning. The fog was prevalent for about three to four hours, during which the temperature dipped to 18 -19 degree celsius. As a result, the fog disrupts ferry services for 2.5 hours early on Monday morning. On land, vehicles moved cautiously with hazard lights on.

The dense fog disrupts Ferry boat operations on four prominent routes for more than two hours on Monday morning. “The fog that prevailed across river routes affected all the ferry services in the state.

According to India meteorological department (IMD) standards, a fog is ‘dense’ when horizontal visibility is less than 200m. The type of dense fog that engulfs Goa on Monday is ‘radiation fog’. It is a common phenomenon during winter and change of seasons. “Though it was the first day this month for Panaji experience dense fog. Other parts of the state experienced fog in previous days as well,” the IMD said. “On Sunday, the minimum temperature (18.4 degree celsius) was marginally lower than on Monday (18.8 degree celsius). The humidity levels on January 16, 8.30am, are at 100%, whereas on January 15, it was 92%.

IMD’s observations revealed that the fog will persist in the coming days as well. “With westerly winds at surface level near the coast, there is a possibility of recurring fog for next two days.” Rahul said.

The weather is very likely to be dry from Tuesday to Friday, according to IMD’s weather forecast. Haze or shallow fog is likely at isolated places on Tuesday. A fall in minimum temperature is likely to be around one degree celsius over the next two days, followed by a gradual rise by around two degree celsius in the subsequent three day.

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