Delhiites to experience drizzle, cloudy days ahead

The Capital witnessed drizzle in many parts of the city with the minimum temperature  recorded at 9.7 degree Celsius, three degrees above normal and up from Wednesday’s 8.3 degrees.

On Wednesday, the maximum was recorded at 24.1 degrees, four degree above normal. The Met office has forecast more showers later in the day.

India Meteorological Department officials said, the Capital received 0.3 mm of rainfall till 8:30 am. and visibility at 8:30 am was 600 meters.

“The sky will remain partly cloudy, with possibility of light rain and thundershowers later in the day,” an IMD official said, adding the next few days may remain cloudy.
The maximum temperature is expected to hover around the 20 degrees, the official added.

Delhiites called the present weather pleasant despite the drizzle. “I was thinking that I will again get cold due to the rain, however this much temperature is manageable,”
said a Smriti, taking a walk in Connaught Place’s Central Park.

Meanwhile, fog continues to hit rail traffic as Northern Railways cancelled at least 10
trains on Thursday. However, overall schedule of long-distance trains have improved as only two trains, scheduled to depart from the city were rescheduled. Among the major trains which were cancelled includes Toofan Abha Express, Lichchvi Express, Garwal Express and Howrah Janta Express.

Moreover, at least 10 trains scheduled to arrive in the city were running late. “Sachkhand Express and Kashi Vishwanath Expres are running late by more than 10 hours. However, Mahananda Express, which was scheduled to reach the city on Wednesday, is running late by over 26 hours,” said a Northern Railway official.

As per an official of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, all flights are on schedule. “We are expecting no delays or cancellations on Thursday,” said the official.

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