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Lucknow wakes up to dense fog, weather to clear up next week

Zero visibility shrouds Lucknow accompanied by sweeping blows of low-level winds

Lucknow remained covered in a mask of thick fog on Saturday morning, shrouding the city in 'zero-visibility' due to variable and calm low-level breeze. As per forecasts, similar weather conditions are expected to extend until tomorrow, after which, the days might clear up.


Lucknow to endure cold weather on the weekend

Though the sunrise was expected at 6:57 AM in the morning, the first speck of the sun did not penetrate through the city interiors till 10:40 AM. Besides negating the light, the blanket of fog did not let the trapped pollutants and winter cold to escape into the air, yielding the city a 'very unhealthy' 231 AQI. The temperature stalled at 12-13°C as the Lucknow sky was littered with isolated cloud cover. Visibility has been pitched at 100 metres now, signalling clear weather throughout the day.

The Met Department Report has stated that these conditions will extend up to Sunday as the western disturbances are sweeping their last blow over the city. Dragging across in the west-northwest direction at 3km/hour, the mild breeze will grip the city through the weekend, where temperatures will average at 21°C, maximum and 6°C, minimum.

Visibility is likely to improve from January 18 when a fresh spell of relatively stronger easterlies will likely cover North India. As days begin to get longer and nights shorter, the withdrawal of winter season will soon set its pace. However, the chaotic wind system and changing pressure gradient is fostering the cold, depriving the Northern belt of a pleasant weather.

Goa issues fresh guidelines for travellers in wake of Omicron rise

The new guidelines cover both Domestic and International passengers.

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Traffic to remain affected for 3 days in Lucknow on account of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' Event

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The exhibit coincides with Navy Day Celebrations

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Amid Omicron scare, 5 new patients tested positive for COVID in Lucknow on Sunday

All patients are in home isolation & are being monitored through the COVID Command Centre.

Amid the rising fear of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, 5 new cases of Covid-19 (Older variants) have gripped Lucknow. This new tally includes three cases from the same household and a single independent case from Vibhuti Khand which record an inter-state travel history. Notably, one more case was detected in Indira Nagar. All patients are under home isolation and being monitored through the COVID Command Centre, added reports.

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PWD to widen & repair road leading to Chandrika Devi Temple from Sitapur Road in Lucknow!

Public Work Department will partner up with district administration and police department to conduct an anti-encroachment drive on this route as well

Soon the residents of Lucknow will be able to travel to Chandrika Devi Temple with ease, as the road leading to the temple will be widened and repaired by the administration soon. In an effort to facilitate easier and smoother traffic movement, the Public Work Department will undertake repair work on the road leading to Chandrika Devi Temple from Sitapur Road. Apart from the repair work, the authorities will also widen the 11.45 kilometre long road as well. According to the reports available at present, the work on this project is expected to start this month.

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Goa launches new 5-year electric mobility policy aims to adopt 30% e-vehicles by 2025

The 5-year plan will create 10,000 direct & indirect jobs in Goa's e-mobility sector

The Goa government on Saturday introduced its new 5-year electric mobility promotion policy to drive towards 30% EV adoption by 2025. Titled Goa Electric Mobility Promotion Policy 2021, the plan aims to create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state, powering e-development. As per reports, the policy also aims to upgrade all diesel marine vehicles to enable a mix of solar and electric fleet, in line with the practices of sustainable energy consumption.

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