Thick fog, chilly winds leave Delhi shivering

January 20th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Thick fog enveloped the capital again and icy winds wreaked havoc on Delhiites Friday morning as the minimum temperature dropped three notches below average to 4.5 degrees. Low visibility hit commuters, especially office and school goers.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said visibility was less than 50 metres at 8.30 a.m.

“I was to reach Gurgaon to meet a client but due to terrible fog I am stuck on the Mahipalpur road. Traffic is crawling,” Anshuman Singh, a sales executive with an ad agency, told IANS.

Humidity was 100 percent at 8.30 a.m., the IMD official said.

However, the met office forecast that fog would subside once the sun is out and the day would be clear and pleasant.

“The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 18 degrees,” the official said.

Thursday’s maximum temperature was 17.7 degrees, three degrees below average, and the minimum was 4.8 degrees - two degrees below the average.

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