No relief from dense fog yet

Delhi’s minimum temperature rose by a degree at most locations across the national Capital on Thursday, even as dense fog persisted for nearly six hours. Early-morning foggy weather in north and northeast India has heavily impacted road, rail and air traffic over the last fortnight.  The minimum temperature was settled at  6.6 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season’s average.

There is a possibility of dense fog on Friday morning and the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 18.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the normal , the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said . The moderate sunlight gave much relief in the day time from the icy winds. The weather department has issued a “yellow alert” for dense fog in the national capital and adjoining areas for the next two days.

The IMD said visibility at the Delhi airport oscillated between 50 and 100 metres between 12:30am and 6:30am, impacting flight operations. However, it improved to 350 metres by 8:30 am. Due to foggy conditions, over 50 flights being delayed during that period, and at least five flights were cancelled in the early hours of the day. The maximum temperature was recorded in Palam 17.2 degrees Celsius,  Lodhi Road 17.4 degrees Celsius, Ridge 17.8 degrees Celsius, Ayanagar 18.4 degrees Celsius, Jafarpur 16.2 degrees Celsius, Narela 16.1 degrees Celsius, SPS Mayur Vihar 14.2 degrees Celsius and Pusa 19.3 degrees Celsius.

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