Fog disrupts flights, trains in Delhi again

Monday, December 27, 2010

NEW DELHI - Flight and trains schedules were again disrupted Monday as a heavy fog enveloped the national capital. The weather office, however, forecast a sunny day ahead.

Many passengers were stranded at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here with several flights running behind schedule.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the fog would clear, making way for a sunny day.

“As the sun comes out and winds start to blow, the fog will clear up,” an IMD official said.

The minimum temperature was 6.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below the average for this time of the season. The maximum is expected to hover around 19 degrees Celsius, he added.

The heavy fog also caused humidity levels to escalate as the maximum was recorded at 100 percent, he said.

The minimum temperature, however, is expected to rise in the next few days as showers are expected in the next couple of days, the official said.

The coldest day of the season so far was Dec 22 when the minimum temperature dipped to 5.2 degrees Celsius.

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