Dense Fog Hits Delhi Over 100 Flights Affected

Jan 11, 2016 | S.S. Khan

Dense fog covered several regions in New Delhi with poor visibility, which affected over 100 flights and interrupting road traffic during rush hour. At the IGI Airport, arrivals and departures were on hold since 0415 hours because the runway visibility reduced to 75 meters.

As visibility improved, flight operations resumed, but the stoppage of operations actually caused several delays, diversions and even cancellations.

Office goers complained of slow traffic movement in many regions of New Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).

According to a Met department official, this year, first week in January has in fact been the warmest in fifteen years. The minimum temp for on-going period has actually been recorded 4 notches above normal.

While people complained of slow traffic movement owing to fog, some people actually welcomed the cold spell.

The MeT dept has forecasted overcast conditions along with likelihood of thundershowers or light rain in some areas of New Delhi.

The minimum and maximum temperatures would hover around twenty-four degrees and eleven degrees respectively.


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