Light fog disrupts flights in Delhi

February 22nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A light blanket of fog in the capital Tuesday morning led to the diversion of a few flights headed to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, officials said.”About three flights, including two international, were diverted due to foggy conditions,” an airport official told IANS.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum temperature was recorded a notch below average at 10.3 degrees Celsius.

However, the fog and chill soon gave way to a sunny and bright morning and the humidity was recorded at 95 percent. The visibility at 8 a.m. was 600 metres.

According to the IMD, the day ahead is expected to be clear and pleasant with no prediction of rainfall and the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 24 degrees.

Delhi received 14.9 mm of rainfall Sunday, taking the total amount of rainfall this season to 42.4 mm.

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