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Fog hits air services as cold wave grips capital

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 6, 2018, 3:24 am IST
Updated : Jan 6, 2018, 3:24 am IST

Delhi experienced the coldest day of the season with temperatures dropping as low as 5 degress Celsius.

There has been a forecast of clear skies along with moderate fog in the morning. (Photo: PTI/File)
 There has been a forecast of clear skies along with moderate fog in the morning. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: Delhiites woke up to a cold Friday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 7.2° 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 an official of the MeT department.

He said that there was shallow fog in the morning and 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 throughout the day with the maximum temperature likely to hover around 20 degress Celsius.

 

The maximum temperature was recorded at 18.1° C, a notch below the normal, the MeT office said. There has been a forecast of clear skies along with moderate fog in the morning.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 18degress and 7 degress Celsius respectively on Saturday,” the official said.

On Thursday, Delhi experienced the coldest day of the season with temperatures dropping as low as 5 degress Celsius.

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