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Several trains rescheduled, cancelled as fog engulfs most parts of city

Several trains rescheduled, cancelled as fog engulfs most parts of city
Delhiites woke up to a foggy on Sunday, with poor visibility leading to cancellation of eight trains.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 12.4 degrees Celsius, which was three notches above 
normal.

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 22 degrees Celsius, said an official of the 
Meteorological department (MeT).

The visibility at 5.30 am was 50 metres at Safdarjung and 100 metres and Palam, the official said. It was recorded later to be 300 metres at Safdarjung while it was 200 metres at Palam at 8.30 am, the official added.

The fog affected movement of trains, with several being cancelled or rescheduled.

Ninety trains are running late and another 28 trains have been rescheduled, while eight have been 
cancelled due to the fog, said a senior Railway official.

The flight operations at Indira Gandhi International Airport, however, remained normal with no disruption due to fog, said a Delhi Airport spokesperson.

The visibility was around 350 metre, which is sufficient for flight operations under Low Visibility 
Procedures (LVP).

“There is no information of cancellation or delay of any flight due to low visibility at Delhi Airport,” 
the official added, saying some flight may have been cancelled due to technical reasons but not 
due to weather.

The humidity level was 90 per cent at 8.30 am. The day is forecast to be clear with dense to very dense fog reappearing next morning, said the MeT official.

On Saturday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.2 degrees Celsius while maximum settled at 21.6 degrees Celsius.

In its seven-day weather forecast, the MeT officials have predicted shallow to moderate to very dense fog till December 17.
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