Morning fog in Delhi disurpts flight, train schedules
New Delhi, January 24, 2010
The capital was enveloped by a thick fog from late last night till this morning, but the skies had cleared and the sun was out by mid-morning, lending some warmth to the air.
The maximum temperature in the past 24 hours was 22.3 degrees Celsius, up from 18.7 degrees of the previous day and 1.3 degrees above normal.
The minimum temperature was 7.6 degrees Celsius, 0.4 degree below normal for this time of the year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The IMD had forecast a foggy morning today and a mainly clear sky later. It said the maximum and minimum temperatures today would be around 23 and 9 degrees Celsius today.
It has also said the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 22 degrees and 8 degrees Celsius tomorrow and around 21 and 7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
The foggy conditions meant that the schedules of several flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi were disrupted today.
The running of trains in the region was also affected. The Northern Railway said it had rescheduled 14 trains today, while 33 trains were running between 3 and 30 hours late. At least 14 trains were cancelled today, over and above the several trains already cancelled upto January 31 because of the fog.