Delhi’s temperature at an all-time low, more than 100 flights affected due to poor visibility

Dense fog has engulfed the national capital and surrounding areas, severely affecting visibility in many parts. The weather conditions have caused unprecedented delays in operations of flights and trains. According to flight tracker website Flightradar24, more than 100 flights have been delayed due to adverse weather.

Delhi airport issued an advisory in this regard, saying, “Low visibility procedures are in place at Delhi Airport. All flight operations are currently normal. Passengers are requested to contact the respective airlines for updated flight information. “

Visuals shared by the news agency showed passengers waiting on the platform in bone-chilling cold as many trains were delayed due to low visibility.

Many parts of North India, including the national capital New Delhi, have been in the grip of severe cold and dense fog for the last few days. The temperature in Delhi fell to 3.3 degrees Celsius on Tuesday morning, which is the lowest temperature of this winter season. IMD has issued an orange alert of very dense fog.

According to the Meteorological Department, a layer of fog was seen from Punjab to Northeast India, Haryana, North MP, UP, Bihar and West Bengal. Patches of fog were also seen over the east coast of India. Cities like Varanasi, Agra, Gwalior, Jammu, Pathankot and Chandigarh witnessed zero visibility.

For the first time in this winter season in Punjab, the temperature went below zero degree Celsius on Monday morning. The temperature in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar was -0.2 degrees Celsius, whereas on Sunday morning the temperature there was zero degrees. According to the bulletin issued by the India Meteorological Department, Haryana also reached near zero degrees Celsius as the morning minimum temperature was 0.4 degrees in Mahendragarh, where it was 2 degrees at 8.30 am on Sunday.