Dense fog engulfs Delhi, trains, flights affected

By: | Published: December 7, 2016 11:12 AM

Dense fog engulfed the national capital this morning, leading to cancellation of three trains and delaying 81 others.

Minimum temperature was 11.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while the humidity was recorded at 98 per cent at 8.30 AM. (ANI)Minimum temperature was 11.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while the humidity was recorded at 98 per cent at 8.30 AM. (ANI)

Dense fog engulfed the national capital this morning, leading to cancellation of three trains and delaying 81 others. The operations at Delhi airport were also affected with eight international flights delayed and three diverted. Five domestic flights also delayed due to poor visibility on the day.

A senior railway official said train services were disrupted due to low visibility. “81 trains are running late by several hours while three were cancelled and 12 rescheduled due to dense fog,” the railway official said.

According to a MeT Department official, the visibility was recorded at 100 meters at 5.30 AM and 8.30 AM respectively at Safdarjung. Visibility was recorded at zero at 5.30 AM at Palam, the official said.

Minimum temperature was 11.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, while the humidity was recorded at 98 per cent at 8.30 AM.

The MeT Department has forecast clear sky for the day with the maximum settling at 25 degrees. Yesterday, the maximum was 24.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum settled at 9.4 degrees Celsius.

With inputs from ANI

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