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Minimum at 4.8 deg C, dense fog disrupts train and air traffic

23 flights, mostly international, have also been delayed due to foggy conditions.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi |
Updated: December 29, 2014 12:38:01 pm
School students cross railway tracks during a cold and foggy morning. (Source: PTI photo) School students cross railway tracks during a cold and foggy morning. (Source: PTI photo)

It was a chilly morning on Monday with minimum temperature settling three notches below normal at 4.8 degrees Celsius while dense fog enveloped the city, delaying 98 trains and several flights in the national capital.

The minimum was two degrees higher than Sunday’s minimum of 2.6 degrees which was lowest of the season so far.

The dense fog badly affected train operations in the northern zone. According to a northern Railway official, 98 trains were running late by several hours. Almost all north-bound trains including Mahananda Express, north-east Express, Vikramshila Express, Magadh Express, Punjab Mail, Poorva Express are running more than ten hours late.

Rajdhan Express coming from Bhubaneswar, Sialdah and Dibrgarh are also affected due to the bad weather, he said adding that Railways has rescheduled departure time of 20 trains.

23 flights, mostly international, have also been delayed due to foggy conditions.

The visibility according to MeT departments officials was 50 meters at 5.30 AM which increased to 100 meters at 8.30 AM.

MeT has predicted a clear day ahead.

“The maximum is expected to hover at 19 degrees Celsius,” said the weatherman.

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