Visibility in Kathmandu decreases to 100 meters: Flights halted at TIA

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to a deep fog blanketing Kathmandu, visibility has been severely reduced. Flights were unable to take off or land at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Friday as visibility dropped to 100 meters.

In normal circumstances, a visibility of 3,000 meters is required for flights, however the planes were unable to land when the visibility reduced to 100 meters.

Low visibility, according to the TIA Terminal Office, prevented the operation of both domestic and international aircraft on Saturday and Sunday. In the sky over Simara, according to the terminal office, two Jazeera Airways flights from Kuwait were placed on hold to weather conditions.

Since Friday morning, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, there has been fog all over the country, including the capital. There has also been fog in the Nepali sky, which has been generated by the western low system and the impact of the low pressure area around the eastern section of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India.

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