No more rain for now, but brace for dense fog over the next two days
Prepare to brave dense fog at the airport. Thanks to Tuesday’s drizzle in the capital, Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is expected to witness heavy fog early in the morning, on Wednesday, reports HT Correspondent.india Updated: Dec 16, 2009 01:12 IST
Prepare to brave dense fog at the airport. Thanks to Tuesday’s drizzle in the capital, Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is expected to witness heavy fog early in the morning, on Wednesday.
“All the conditions are favourable for dense fog to set in at IGIA early in the morning on Wednesday,” said R.K. Jenamani, director-in-charge, IGIA’s met unit.
Fog is expected to last from 5.30 am to 9 am. ‘The humidity level is 80 per cent due to the overnight rain. The temperature is expected to dip further, the sky is clear and there is no strong wind movement — all conditions responsible for dense fog,” he said.
The Met department has forecast dense fog conditions till Thursday.
In spite of the 2.2 mm rainfall, the nip was missing from the air all through Tuesday. The early morning temperature was slightly higher at 11.5 degrees Celsius while the afternoon recorded 25 degrees Celsius.
While the rain system has passed Delhi’s neighbourhood, the weatherman said the effect was good enough for fog to form for the next two days.
“Even after that, we expect a day’s mist in the morning,” said a Met department official.
Normally, dense fog haunts the airport between December 10 and January 31 every year, but this winter, IGIA hasn’t witnessed dense fog due to warmer temperatures.
Fog disrupts flights and leaves passengers stranded at the airport every year.
Last winter, nearly 100 flights were delayed every day, on average, whenever fog descended at the airport.
Private airport operator Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) and airlines claim there will be fewer flight disruptions and passenger inconvenience this time around.