New Delhi: Delhiites witnessed the coldest
day of the season on Tuesday with day temperatures remaining below normal
but a less-foggy day ensured that operations at the
international airport remain largely unaffected.
However, weather conditions in the rest of north India
forced the delay of over 55 trains coming to Delhi, including
the Rajdhanis from Howrah, Patna and Jammu. Twelve trains from
New Delhi have been rescheduled.
The sky was very clear this morning unlike yesterday when
heavy fog descended on the capital reducing visibility level
on roads to near zero and delaying over 50 flights.
The minimum was recorded at 4.8 degree Celsius, three
notches below normal, while the maximum was 20.4 degrees, two
units below normal, MeT officials said. Today`s maximum was
the lowest this season so far.
This is the second time in the last four days that the
minimum temperature went below five degree Celsius. Prior to
this day, the coldest day of the season was December 16 when
minimum dropped to 4.7 degree Celsius and maximum to 21.7
According to the MeT office, the minimum temperature will
go up to seven degree Celsius tomorrow and there will be fog
in the morning.
At the airport, the situation was far better from
yesterday with no delays due to weather in the capital. Though
some flights were delayed, it was due to poor weather
conditions at the destinations.
Most of the flights departing from here were largely on
schedule, an airport official said.
Flights mostly to cities like Lucknow, Port Blair,
Kolkata, Patna, Chandigarh were delayed due to poor weather