New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Dense fog and chilly conditions continued to make life miserable for people and affect the movement of flights and trains in the national capital Monday. The Met Office has said no respite is to be expected Tuesday.
According to an official of the Northern Railway, 66 trains coming to the capital were running late due to heavy fog while the departure timings of 40 were rescheduled. Ten trains were cancelled.
The situation was similar at the Indira Gandhi International airport where over 50 flights were affected.
A statement by the airport authorities said 30 flights were delayed due to fog in Delhi while the arrival of 12 flights and departure of five other flights were cancelled. Five flights coming to the city were diverted.
The visibility dropped to less than 100 metres Monday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, adding that no respite was likely Tuesday.
“There will be dense fog tomorrow (Tuesday) morning and in the evening. The day would be sunny,” the IMD official said.
Tuesday’s maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 20 and 4 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said.
Meanwhile, Monday’s maximum temperature settled a notch above the season’s average at 21.2 degrees while the minimum was recorded at 4.8 degrees Celsius, three levels below the season’s average.
The day’s maximum humidity was recorded at 100 percent.
Sunday saw the season’s coldest day at 2.6 degrees Celsius, five notches below average accompanied by dense fog. The maximum temperature was recorded at 18.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average.