Thick fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, poor visibility, trains, flights delayed

The thick blanketed fog large swathes of north India, including Delhi, reducing visibility drastically across several states during the morning rush hours.

Thick fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, poor visibility, trains, flights delayed

National Capital welcomed Thursday morning while engulfed in thick fog which has led to delay of 94 trains, and cancellation of 2, while 41 flights have been delayed and 2 other cancelled.

Reports have come in that the visibility is not that poor, being termed 'manageable', keeping flight operations regular with delay of some and cancellation of two. Mostly Lucknow -Delhi, Ahmadabad -Delhi and Bangalore- Delhi routes are said to be affected.


Around 8 International flights arrivals have been delayed whereas, delay in the arrival and departure of 17 domestic flights at the IGI Airport has been reported.

The thick blanketed fog large swathes of north India, including Delhi, reducing visibility drastically across several states during the morning rush hours.

A Meteorological Department department official told media that the visibility was recorded at 400 metres at 5.30 am, which dropped to 100 metres three hours later.

Relative humidity was recorded at 97 percent at 8.30 am. Minimum temperature was recorded at 8.7 degrees Celsius, which is considered as normal for the season.

"Two train services were cancelled, while 94 others were running behind schedule by several hours due to the dense fog cover," a railway official said. Reports claim that 16 other trains have been rescheduled.

The MeT department predicted that skies are expected to remain clear as the day progresses. The maximum temperature would hover around 23 degrees Celsius, reports added.

On Wednesday, the minimum and maximum temperatures were recorded at 11.2 degrees Celsius and 24.3 degrees Celsius respectively.

It is to be noted that Indian Meteorological Department has warned that the visibility will drop across the city over the next few days due to dense fog formation, which shoots up the level of pollutants as moisture traps it.