No let-up in Delhi fog; many flights hit

No let-up in Delhi fog; many flights hit

Though a thick blanket of fog enveloped the national capital for two days and threw air traffic out of gear at the Delhi airport till the early hours of Monday, the fog cover is set to dissipate over the next three days.

“The fog will be of reduced density on Monday night, providing better visibility. On January 7 night, it will be further reduced, and with the possibility of a new western disturbance hitting the north-west Indian hills on January 8, there may be no dense fog from January 8-9,” said R K Jenamani, chief meteorological officer at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The cold wave sweeping Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi continued, with mercury dropping to minus 2.1 degrees Celsius at Hisar on Monday, breaking an 85-year-old record.

Delhi witnessed second worst fog in the last eight years. The fog caused 52 flight diversions.

Bad weather conditions at other places delayed arrival and departure of flights at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore.

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