Another chilly, foggy day for Delhiites
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Last Updated: Friday, December 30, 2011, 11:19
New Delhi: Yet another chilly morning greeted Delhiites on Thursday with the minimum temperature settling at 6.6 degree Celsius even as dense fog hit flight operations at the airport here.

The minimum was recorded at 6.6 degree Celsius, one degree below normal, while the maximum was at 22.3 degrees -- two notches above average for this time of the season.

More than 40 domestic and international flights have been delayed from the IGI Airport here, while nine arriving and departing flights were cancelled.

The visibility at the runway dropped to 50 metres as a result no flights could take off since 6:00 am. The minimum visibility is 125 metres and 150 metres for various categories of aircraft.

According to MeT office, there would be no respite tomorrow as well as it has predicted dense fog in the morning. However, there would be a slight increase in the temperature with the maximum and minimum expected to oscillate between 22 and 8 degree Celsius.

In December last year, the minimum had come down to 5.2 deg C on the 22nd of the month. In the past decade, the lowest minimum for the month was recorded on December 12, 2005 when the mercury recorded 3.3 deg C while the highest maximum was 28.4 deg C on December 15, 2003.

The record for the lowest minimum for the month of December is 1.1 deg C recorded on the 26th of the month in 1945 and the highest maximum was 29.3 deg C on third of the month in 1987.


First Published: Friday, December 30, 2011, 11:19

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