Dense fog cover in Delhi, traffic disrupted

The national capital was blinded by dense fog on a chilly morning slowing down traffic on roads and disrupting air and rail traffic.

Last Updated: Jan 05, 2012, 10:58 AM IST

New Delhi: The national capital was blinded
by dense fog on a chilly morning on Thursday slowing down traffic on
roads and disrupting air and rail traffic.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.6 degree
Celsius, two degrees above normal, early this morning, the MeT
Department said.

Fog descended on the capital this morning and the
visibility fell to near zero level, they said.

The dense fog had some effect on the operations at the
Indira Gandhi International Airport where around 15 flights
were delayed.

The prevailing weather conditions also affected rail
traffic delaying several trains in the capital.

Road traffic was slowed down due to fog and drivers
switched on fog lights to negotiate through Delhi streets.

The Weatherman has predicted thunderstorms with rain
tomorrow with temperature oscillating between 11 and 20 degree
Celsius.

PTI