Season's worst fog in Delhi, flight and train operations affected
The national capital experienced the season's worst fog on Sunday evening with the maximum temperature settling one notch below average at 19.3 degrees Celsius.
The national capital experienced the season's worst fog on Sunday evening with the maximum temperature settling one notch below average at 19.3 degrees Celsius. Similar weather is expected today, the Met office said. According to a report on IBN-Live, the Indira Gandhi International Airport was forced to shut down temporarily on Monday due to the fog.
The report says that, "With the visibility below 50 metres early morning, about 90 flights stand cancelled." The report adds that 30 trains were cancelled from the New Delhi railway station on Monday.
A met department official said: "Delhi experienced season's worst fog Sunday evening after 8.30 p.m. The maximum visibility at Safdarjung was 600 metres and 50 metres at the Palam airport. Runways at airport are likely to become un-operational by 10 pm." The maximum and the minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 16 and 6 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Sunday morning was moderate with the minimum temperature settling a notch above the season's average at 7.8 degrees Celsius. The humidity was 75 percent.
A light fog enveloped the city in the morning but flights remained unaffected. Around 40 trains coming towards Delhi were running late while 10 trains were rescheduled due to fog in parts of north India on Sunday, an official of the Northern Railway said.
Saturday's maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 18.5 degrees Celsius (two notches below season's average) and 6.4 degrees Celsius (a notch below the season's average), respectively.
With inputs from IANS
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