Dense Fog Cover Shrouds Delhi, NCR; Flight Operations Affected


New Delhi: Delhi woke up to season’s first foggy morning on Wednesday which resulted in the cancellation of many flight and train services. The visibility was very poor due to gripping fog.

The unexpected fog on Wednesday was preceded by a very clear Tuesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.7 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season.

“Today was foggy. Similar conditions are expected for the next two days also,” said Mahesh Palawat, Chief Meteorologist, Skymet.

According to Delhi Traffic Police, air quality in Capital remains ‘severe’; PM 2.5 & PM 10 levels remained above normal standards in several areas.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said, “There could be a rise in pollution as the wind speed decreases due to fog.”

At least 40 trains coming to Delhi have also been delayed. The flight operations at Lucknow airport were also affected due to the dense fog which left scores of passengers in a lurch.

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