New Delhi: Delhi witnessed a chilly Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature further dropping to four degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average and the lowest this season. On Tuesday, the minimum temperature was 5.2 degrees Celsius. The IMD forecast no rain and predicted the cold wave could mellow down from January 13 (Friday) onwards.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum temperature was expected to be four degrees Celsius on Thursday, while the maximum temperature on Wednesday was likely to hover around 17 degrees.
“The sky will remain clear with shallow to moderate fog in the morning,” an IMD official told IANS.
The visibility at 8.30 a.m. was 1,200 metres at Safdarjung and the humidity was 85 per cent. Tuesday’s maximum temperature settled at 17.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, the weather office said.According to railways, 11 north-bound trains were cancelled while 26 were running late by several hours due to bad weather. Seven trains also had to be rescheduled. The cancelled trains included Amritsar-Nanded Sachkhand Express, New Delhi-Trivendrum Central Kerala Express, Visakhapatnam-New Delhi A.P. Express, New Delhi-Puri Purushottam Express.
The others cancelled were Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Chennai Central GT Express, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Hydrabad Deccan Dakshin Express, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Link Express,
More of those cancelled included New Delhi-Varanasi Kashi Vishwanath Express, Delhi Junction-Sealdah West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express, Amritsar-New Delhi-Amritsar Shan-E-Punjab and Kanpur-New Delhi Shatabdi.
Flight operations were normal, according to Delhi airport website. The visibility was recorded at 1200 meters at 8.30 am at Safdarjung observatory while at Palam, the visibility was 800 meters.