Slight rise in Delhi temperature, fog disrupts trains (Second Lead)

December 27th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Reeling under intense cold for the past few days, Delhi’s residents got some respite Tuesday with a slight rise in the minimum temperature. The Met office forecast a foggy morning Wednesday.

While the minimum temperature was recorded three notches below average at 4.1 degrees Celsius, the maximum temperature settled at 22.3 degrees Celsius — two notches above average.

The humidity wavered between a high of 97 and low of 41 percent.

Dense fog enveloped the city in the morning and visibility fell to 150 metres at 8.30 a.m.

The fog played havoc with train services in Delhi and 30 trains were cancelled, while 13 were running late, leading to rescheduling, a Northern Railway official said.

No flight was cancelled or delayed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport due to weather conditions in the city, said Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) in a statement.

A total of 11 flights were cancelled due to operational and technical reasons related to the airlines. One flight was cancelled due to bad weather at the destination airport.

Similar reasons caused delays of 57 flight. Eight flights were delayed due to prevalence of bad weather at the destination airports and 49 due to operational and technical reasons of the airlines, the statement said.

“There will be fog in the morning on Wednesday but the sky will remain clear in the day,” a Met department official said.

The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 22 and 5 degrees Celsius.

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