Drizzle brings mercury down; dense fog delays over 20 trains
NEW DELHI: Cold wave intensified further in many north Indian cities including the national capital on Sunday. In Delhi, people woke up to the sounds of drizzling with the minimum temperature settling at 8 degrees Celsius. As many as 20 trains are running late due to dense fog in the plains. Trivandrum Palakkad Amrita Express, Bhagalpur- Anand Vihar Terminal Vikramshila Express, Howrah- New Delhi Poorva Express, Kalka Mail etc are running late by over three hours.
The Palam and Safdarjung observatory in the national capital registered a minimum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 16 degrees Celsius. According to officials, moderate foggy conditions will prevail on Sunday in Delhi and its surrounding areas. On Saturday, the national capital registered its minimum and maximum temperatures at 8 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius, respectively.
A thick of dense fog also covered several other parts of northern India. The holy city of Amritsar in Punjab and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh registered a minimum temperature of 8 degrees Celsius and 12 degrees Celsius respectively. Lucknow recorded a minimum temperature of 7 degrees Celsius while other cities like Allahabad, Moradabad and Bareilly registered a low of 10 degrees Celsius, 9 degrees Celsius and 7 degrees Celsius, respectively.