Fog hits train operations, chill prevails in city
A Railway official said that almost all north-bound trains are running behind schedule due to the adverse weather condition. Premier trains like Rajdhani and Duronto Express have also been affected. The weatherman has predicted mainly clear sky later in the day.india Updated: Jan 09, 2015 13:53 IST
It was another chilly Monday morning in the national capital as icy winds swept the city while early morning fog disrupted rail operations, delaying 52 trains.
According to MeT department, the minimum temperature was recorded at 6.8 degrees Celsius, which was one notch below normal.
An official of the department said that shallow fog was witnessed in the national capital in the early hours and visibility was recorded at 500 meters at 8:30 AM while humidity levels were registered at 94 per cent on Monday morning.
According to the Northern Railways, 52 trains are also running late by several hours due to dense fog. A Railway official said that almost all north-bound trains are running behind schedule due to the adverse weather condition.
Trains like Shram Shakti Express, Sampoorna Kranti Express, Vaishali Express, Chhattisgarh Express are also running late. Premier trains like Rajdhani and Duronto Express are also running late. However, according to airport authorities, no flight operation was delayed on account of weather. The Weatherman has predicted mainly clear sky later in the day.
"There will be mainly clear sky throughout the day and the maximum temperature is expected to settle around 15 degrees Celsius," a MeT official said.
On Thursday, the maximum temperature had settled six notches below the season's average at 14.5 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 7.2 degrees Celsius.