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City will not get respite from fog cover soon: Weathermen

The dense fog in Delhi and North Indian states on Thursday affected several trains and flights in the region as the temperature at around 8 am was recorded at 11 degrees Celsius. According to weather forecast, dense to very dense fog will cover Delhi on Friday as well and there will be no respite from fog in the coming days. 

According to the spokesperson of Northern Railway, at least 94 trains were reported running late, two trains were cancelled while 16 other trains were rescheduled due to the dense fog on Thursday morning. The trains running late included Toofan Express, Taj Express, Jabalpur Express, Tamil Nadu Express, GT Express, Mumbai CSTM Amritsar and Golden Temple Mail. 

Flight operations at Delhi’s IGI Airport were also affected due to the dense fog cover. According to senior officers at the airport, eight international arriving flights and 17 domestic flights were delayed. 

The visibility at the airport dropped below 100 metre at 2.30 am and was between 100 to 150 metre till 7.30 am. As many as 14 flights were cancelled during this duration. The spokesperson of IGIA, however, claimed that the situation was relatively normal.  “Today (Thursday), the visibility was not so low so the flight operations were relatively normal in comparison to last two days,” said the spokesperson.  

The weathermen at Regional Meteorological Center (RMC) have predicted dense to very dense fog on Friday with maximum and minimum temperatures hovering around 24 and 9 degrees Celsius.
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