150 Flights Delayed Since Midnight At Delhi’s IGI, Cold Wave Worsens

| Updated: January 9, 2023 12:55 pm

This morning, visibility was severely reduced due to dense fog in Delhi and other regions of North India, causing at least 29 trains and 150 domestic flights to be delayed. For the seventh day in a row, the capital experienced cold weather.

The visibility in the nation’s capital was only 200 metres. With their hazard lights on, cars were spotted creeping slowly through the fog. Authorities at Delhi Airport issued a fog alarm early in the morning, stating that low visibility procedures were being carried out.

This morning’s minimum temperature was 3.8 degrees Celsius, according to the Safdarjung observatory. The minimum temperatures at Lodhi Road, Ayanagar, and Ridge were, respectively, 3.6 degrees, 3.2 degrees, and 3.3 degrees.

North India was experiencing foggy conditions, according to information from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Late Friday night, statistics from the weather bureau indicated that Bhatinda in the province of Punjab reported “zero” visibility.

The IMD posted a satellite photograph of the fog cover that covered Haryana and Delhi and stretched from Punjab and northwest Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh. Data from Railways show that 29 trains experienced delays of at least two hours as a result of poor visibility. The meteorological service had projected on Saturday that the next two days are expected to be cold days over northwest India.

The temperature in Delhi yesterday was 1.9 degrees Celsius, which is the second-lowest reading in the past ten years. The Delhi government has issued an advisory to all private schools requesting that they close until January 15 due to the frigid weather conditions. 

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