2014 bids adieu to capital on a warm note

2014 bids adieu to capital on a warm note

The capital on Wednesday saw clear weather conditions throughout the day, though the Met office was predicting fog towards the midnight.

The last day of the year was relatively warmer as the minimum temperature settled at 8.6 degree Celsius, a rise of 4 degree Celsius.

The maximum temperature settled at 21 degree Celsius.
“The temperature on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday will be colder. It is expected to slump to 5 degree Celsius,” a Met official said, adding that house parties were the safest. 

The official said the New Year will be warm again as the mercury is expected to oscillate between 9 and 20 degree Celsius.

The India Metrological Department has predicted fewer fluctuations in day and night temperatures for the rest of the week.

While the minimum is expected to not fall below 8 degree Celsius, the maximum will touch 19-20 degree Celsius mark.

According to the IMD, there is also forecast for moderate to dense fog throughout the remaining week, while rain or thunderstorm is predicted on Saturday.

Trains delayed again
On Wednesday, train delays continued because of unabated fog in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. Over 90 trains were running behind their schedule, two were cancelled and eight rescheduled, a Northern Railways official said.

With fog dissipating in Delhi, flight operations were smooth with no delays.
Visibility at Palam Airport was 1,500 metres recorded at 8.30 am.