Delhi records December's lowest temp

Mercury dipped to the lowest for this month on Wednesday morning. The minimum temperature was recorded at 5.2 degree Celsius, according to the India Metrological Department.

However, the fog subsided in Delhi, making way for a little sunshine during the day. “The sky will remain clear throughout the day. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 22.2 degree  Celsius,” an IMD official said.

Following the recent spell of fresh rain and snow over the hills, cold wave has gripped various parts of North India. And in Delhi, minimum temperatures have started now to settle below the normal.

Weatherman said no relief is expected in the coming days. Minimum temperature will continue to settle on the lower side.

On Tuesday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 8.6 degree Celsius, one notch below the season’s average while the maximum temperature settled at 21.0 degree Celsius.

Fog is likely to make a comeback soon due to the moist easterly winds. Wednesday’s temperature is likely to hover between six  degree and 21 degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, the Indira Gandhi International Airport has claimed preparedness for handling this fog season. Every year during winters, the passengers face lot of inconvenience due to fight delays.

“For the first time since taking over the airport take offs from runway 09/27 with a visibility of 400 metres or more is possible,” Delhi International Airport (Pvt) Ltd CEO I Prabhakara Rao said.

The Met has installed 15 runway visual range (RVR) devices at Delhi Airport. “We aim to reduce delays and congestion due to fog, by devising a plan that would ensure smooth flow of flight information, almost on real time basis, to the passengers,” Rao said.

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