The sunny day may have brought cheer to Delhiites on Tuesday but the cold morning was an indication of what lies ahead for the city.
Those planning to pack the woollens away should wait a little as the weatherman has predicted rain and thundershowers on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The temperatures, too, are expected to dip by a couple of degrees during the week.
On Tuesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 22.6 degrees, two degrees above normal. The minimum was recorded as 6.6 degrees, a degree below normal. The minimum temperature has seen a steep dip since Monday morning when it was recorded at 10.6 degrees.
The city was enveloped in thick fog in the morning that made driving a tough job. The fog lifted around 10 am after which the sky was clear throughout the day.
According to the weatherman, Saturday, Sunday and Monday will see dense fog in the morning.
On Wednesday, the met department has predicted the visibility to go down to 300 metres. But flight operations will not be hampered as the Delhi airport is equipped to handle flights till visibility drops to below 50 metres.
“The airport’s main runway 28 remained operational throughout the night though one runway was closed for four hours. But only 50 flights were affected as operations were not shut completely,” an airport official said.
Five flights were cancelled on Tuesday. On Monday, 250 flights were affected when the Delhi airport witnessed the season’s worst fog.
“On Wednesday, visibility may reduce to 300 metres around 2:30 am but it will improve soon,” a met department official said.