Delhiites get some relief from biting cold

The capital got respite from the biting cold on the day of harvest festival Makar Sankranti. The temperature stayed above the season’s average. 

The maximum temperature on Tuesday was recorded at 20.6 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature touched 8.2 deg C.

With each passing day from here, the sun will become more direct towards the Northern Hemisphere as it has started its journey from the Tropic of Capricorn to the Tropic of Cancer. 

“There will be a gradual rise in the day temperature. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature will stay around 22 deg C and there will be a shallow or moderate fog in morning,” a Met official said.

The night temperature is expected to increase as well due to Western Disturbance in the Himalayan region. But the cold and dry spells in Delhi are likely to continue for the next three to four weeks, the official added.

The unrelenting fog eased up a little on Tuesday with the minimum visibility around 300 metres in morning, said a spokesperson of Indira Gandhi International Airport. 

Several flights landed in CAT-I and CAT-II conditions due to low visibility but no flight cancellations were reported apart from minor delays.

On Monday, the Northern Railways had announced cancellation of passenger trains till January 25 due to persistent fog in northern states. Thirty-seven Delhi-bound trains were running late and four trains were rescheduled.

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