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New Year brings low visibility in NCR

15 trains cancelled, 56 trains running late and 20 rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India

A large number of flights and trains were delayed, as visibility dropped to zero due to fog, in NCR, on Monday.

Effect on flights and trains

Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here were severely affected due to low visibility.
Flights were stopped from taking off between 6 and 10 a.m., while landing of almost all flights were delayed, says an airport official.
15 trains cancelled, 56 trains running late and 20 rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India.

Weather and temperature

The minimum temperature was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average.
The visibility which was 1,500 metres at 3.30 a.m. dropped rapidly to zero at 5.30 a.m.
The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official said.
The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 100 per cent.
Sunday’s maximum temperature settled at 23.9 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was recorded at 6.4. (IANS)

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