Delhi reels under intense cold wave; fog hits rail, air travel

05 January 2018, 02:53 PM
People light fire to battle the wintry weather (Source: PTI)
People light fire to battle the wintry weather (Source: PTI)

Delhiites woke up to a cold Friday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.2 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year. Visibility was recorded at 300 metres at Safdarjung at 5.30 am which improved to 600 metres at 8.30 am, said a MeT department official.

He said there was shallow fog in the morning. Humidity was recorded at 97 per cent.

Airport officials said 10 domestic and international flights were delayed.

According to a railway official, 62 trains were running late, 20 were rescheduled and 18 were cancelled.

The weatherman has predicted clear skies through the day with the maximum temperature likely to hover around 20 degrees Celsius. There might be mist during daytime.

Shallow fog is forecast for Saturday morning.

On Thursday, Delhi experienced the coldest day of the season with temperatures dropping as low as 5 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was recorded at 20.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal. 

First Published: Friday, January 05, 2018 11:29 AM
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