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New Delhi, January 2, 2020
Bringing relief to people, the cold wave in north India including the Delhi NCR region seems to have abated for the moment with the temperatures rising on the second consecutive day on Thursday.
However, dense fog in the morning caused at least 21 trains to run late, some reported delays of up to 5 hours.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature on Thursday touched 20 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature stayed at around 6 degrees Celsius. The weather forecasting agency also added that Delhi and NCR might witness thundery developments in some regions.
Earlier on Wednesday, the IMD had said that under the influence of warm moist easterlies, northern plains reported maximum temperatures of around 17-20 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, The phenomena continued on Thursday also, raising the mercury levels.
According to the officials in Northern railways, the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express was reported to be running late by 5 hours and the Amritsar-Nanded Sachkhand Express was running late by 5 hours. Trains like Hyderabad-New Delhi Telangana Express; Jabalpur-Nizammuddin Mahakaushal Express; and Rewa-Anand Vihar Rewa Express were reported to be running late by at least 4 hours.
In total, 21 Delhi-bound trains from different parts of the country were reported running late on Thursday.