After almost a week of gloom, the pleasant winter sun returned to Delhi sky on Wednesday.
At 18.1 degrees Celsius, the maximum temperature was a just a couple of degrees lower than normal —as opposed to seven-eight degrees lower two days ago.
The minimum temperature, which had been hovering above the ‘normal’ mark, too, came down to 5.6 degrees Celsius.
“The cold day conditions have abated,” said the Duty Officer at the Safdarjung observatory of the Met department. “The night temperatures will fall now.”
The day, however, began with fog in the morning. The IGI airport had to implement CAT-III at the new Runway 29 as visibility dipped to 50 meters for a few hours. “A few flights were rescheduled and delayed. The runway visual range also kept fluctuating,” said a senior airport official.
Although the situation improved later, Runway 28 had CAT-I initiated for a few hours due to poor visibility.
“We expect dense fog early Thursday,” said a senior official at the Palam observatory of the Met department.
Train services too remained affected as around 30 trains rain late and 20 got cancelled, while 22 trains were rescheduled. Fog apart, it turned out to be a perfect, balmy winter day.
“With the cloud cover gone, winter was fun again,” said Tenzin Tsering, a DU student who stays in Satya Niketan in South Delhi.