Dense fog in Delhi; 52 trains delayed, 24 cancelled due to low visibility

Heavy fog on Wednesday continues to disrupt train services in the national capital.

Dense fog in Delhi; 52 trains delayed, 24 cancelled due to low visibility
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NEW DELHI: Heavy fog on Wednesday continues to disrupt train services in the national capital.

As many as 52 trains were delayed while 24 others were cancelled due to low visibility in the national capital.

In addition, at least 34 trains were rescheduled and the Visibility stood at 800 metres.

Earlier in the day, the Railways cancelled 22 trains while 49 were delayed and three rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India.

The maximum temperature was likely to be around 22 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature on Tuesday settled at 21.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season`s average while the minimum temperature was recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season`s average.

Cold waves have been sweeping parts of north India. Punjab and Haryana have been reeling under intense cold wave and high-altitude areas of Jammu region are also experiencing snowfall over the past few days.

On Saturday, Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a low of minus 15.6 degrees Celsius. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg recorded a low of minus 9.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Kashmir is currently under the grip of 'Chillai-Kalan', the 40-day harshest winter period in Kashmir when the chances of snowfall are maximum and the temperature drops considerably.

In high-altitude areas of the Himachal Pradesh, the mercury stayed between minus 15 and minus 22 degrees Celsius on Saturday while lakes, springs and rivulets were frozen.

In Haryana, Ambala braved the bone-chilling weather at 5.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday, while Hisar registered a low of 2.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.

Uttar Pradesh too witnessed dense to very dense fog at many places on Saturday as cold waves swept some parts of the state, with Fursatganj in Rae Bareli recording the lowest minimum temperature of 2.6 degrees Celsius.

Cold wave conditions also prevailed in northern parts of Rajasthan on Saturday with Sriganganagar being the coldest recorded place at 1.9 degrees Celsius while dense to very dense fog occurred at isolated parts of the state.

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