Weather update: Flights delayed, trains running late as fog engulfs Delhi, Bengaluru

Weather update: Flights delayed, trains running late as fog engulfs Delhi, Bengaluru

Flights running to and from Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru were also affected, with some being delayed for over two hours.

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Flights to and from New Delhi were delayed Monday as one of the runways had to be shut down from 9 am to 10 am due to low visibility. Thirteen trains to New Delhi were also running late as fog engulfed the national capital in the morning.

The trains-Kaifiyat Express, Poorva Express, Magadh Express, and Rewa-Anand Vihar Superfast Express were all delayed by 2 hours. Owing to low visibility, the railways delayed Gaya Anand Vihar Garib Rath Express, Brahmaputra Mail Express, Swatantra Senani Superfast Express and Purushottam Express by 3 hours, 5 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours and 4.30 hours respectively, according to ANI. Flights scheduled to arrive and depart from Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru this morning were also affected, with some being delayed for over two hours.

The minimum temperature recorded in Delhi today was 7.1 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. “The skies will remain clear and the maximum temperature is expected to hover around 19 degrees Celsius,” an official of the MeT department said.

Delhi Monday recorded its lowest pollution levels this year on Monday after rains washed away the pollutants and cleansed the air, but the air quality still remained in the “very poor” category, the authorities said. The air quality in the national capital has been oscillating between the upper range of “very poor” and “severe” categories for the past two weeks. This was the first time that the air quality was recorded in the lower range of the “very poor” category, the CPCB said.

According to the IMD, as places in Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh witnessed snowfall over the weekend, rainfall was observed in Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Shimla woke up to a sunny morning, a day after receiving its first snowfall of the year. The weather would mostly remain dry in Himachal Pradesh on Monday, the Meteorological Department said. However, there might be snowfall and rain at isolated places of the state on January 8-9 due to western disturbances, Met Centre, Shimla Director Manmohan Singh said.

Dense to very dense fog were observed at isolated places over north Rajasthan early morning, dense fog at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and moderate fog at Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and West Madhya Pradesh.

(Inputs from PTI)

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