Flights, trains delayed as dense fog continues in Delhi

Marco Green
January 13, 2018

Airport, passengers had to wait for their flights because the fog affected the visibility and as a result, 17 flights were cancelled because of the weather conditions.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official said.

A thick fog has enveloped Delhi, and now flights and trains going out of the capital have been delayed until it clears. This is also an improvement, as RVR was in the range of 50-100 metres in the last two days. 62 trains have been delayed, 20 have been rescheduled and 18 cancelled because of the density of the fog blurs visibility and the vehicles are not recommended to travel through it.

Take-offs at IGI require a minimum RVR of 125 metres and landings can take place with a minimum RVR of 50 metres. Landing of nearly all flights were delayed, an official at IGI Airport said. The visibility which was 1,500 metres at 3.30 a.m. dropped rapidly to zero at 5.30 a.m.

According to ANI, Delhi probably experienced its coldest day of this season today as the minimum temperature recorded in the Palam this morning remained at 7 degree Celsius.

Sunday's maximum temperature settled at 23.9 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was recorded at 6.4. "It has severely affected aviation, railway and surface transport and caused colder day temperatures in these areas", said a senior MeT official.

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