Dense fog shrouded the national capital on Thursday morning resulting in low visibility. Flight operations at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport were affected with more than six international and seven domestic flights being delayed, and one domestic flight being cancelled.
The Indian Railways has said that a hundred trains were running late, 11 were cancelled and 41 rescheduled due to poor visibility.
According to a MeT department official, the visibility was recorded at 400 metres at 5:30 AM, which dropped to 100 metres three hours later. Relative humidity was recorded at 97 percent at 8.30 am. Minimum temperature was recorded at 8.7 degrees Celsius, considered as normal for the season.
“Two train services were cancelled, while 94 others were running behind schedule by several hours due to the dense fog cover,” a railway official had said earlier in the morning.
The MeT department predicted that skies are expected to remain clear as the day progresses. The maximum temperature would hover around 23 degrees Celsius, he added.
On Wednesday, the minimum and maximum temperatures were recorded at 11.2 degrees Celsius and 24.3 degrees Celsius respectively.
Parts of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab were also covered in heavy fog. Among the cities in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow and Moradabad were worst hit.
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UP: Cold wave grips Moradabad, dense fog disrupts normal life. pic.twitter.com/NEIlton1CC
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