70 trains delayed, 23 rescheduled due to fog


New Delhi, Jan 6: Delhiites are experiencing a partially foggy Friday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 11.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season’s average, the weather office said.

At least 70 trains were delayed and were 23 rescheduled due to dense fog in parts of north India on Friday morning, a railway official said.

According to the Northern Railway official, the trains which were rescheduled included the New Delhi-Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi-Howrah, New Delhi-Sealdah and New Delhi-Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani expresses.

Four International and 8 domestic flights delayed at Delhi’s IGI Airport due to prevailing weather conditions.

“The sky would remain clear in the day, with moderate to dense fog in the morning,” an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 25 degrees Celsius.

According to the weather office, visibility at 8.30 a.m. was 800 metres and the humidity was 95 per cent.

Thursday’s maximum temperature settled at 25.4 degree Celsius, six notches above the season’s average, while the minimum was recorded at 10.4 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average.

In Uttar Pradesh, Cold wave conditions continue to prevail in Lucknow, fog in early morning hours.

Meanwhile, all schools up to eighth standard have been closed in the Uttar Pradesh capital till January 10, due to the extreme cold wave condition, an official said on Friday.

The decision was communicated to the management of all schools, he added. At many schools the winter vacations was extended.

The MET office has warned of harsher weather till Sunday.

 Wefornews Bureau

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