Dense smog continued to engulf the national capital for a third day today and the weatherman has forecast a similar situation for tomorrow. The visibility was 200 metres in the morning, but it improved gradually to 800 metres by 5.30 PM. "The maximum temperature was recorded at 30.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal," a MeT official said. Humidity levels oscillated between 98 and 31 per cent. The weatherman has predicted shallow fog in some areas for tomorrow morning but a possibility of dense smog in few other areas. "The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle at 30 and 14 degrees Celsius," the official added. A choking blanket of smog enveloped the national capital this week, prompting the authorities to announce closure of schools till Sunday and a four-fold hike in parking fees among a series of sweeping measures. A "pollution emergency" prevailed in Delhi for the third straight day today as the toxic cloud of smog kept the city shrouded, a situation which is likely to persist for another 48 hours.
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