It was a pleasant day in the
national capital today with shallow to dense fog being
witnessed in certain parts of the city.
Dense fog reduced visibility to zero in many parts of the
national capital this morning, severely affecting air and
rail traffic in the form of several diversions and
According to the Safdarjung Observatory, the visibility
was recorded at 50 metres at 5.30 AM which increased to mere
150 metres at 8.30 AM.
“It subsequently improved to 800 metres at 11.30 AM and
to 1,000 metres at 2.30 PM. The Palam weather office recorded
visibility at zero metre at 8.30 AM,” the official said.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 25.8 degrees
Celsius, normal for this time of the year while the minimum
settled at 11.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above the
season’s average, said a MeT department official.
The humidity level in air oscillated between 98 and 68
per cent.
The MeT Department has predicted mainly clear skies for
tomorrow along with the possibility of shallow to moderate fog
at some places and dense to very dense fog at isolated places.
“The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to
hover at 25 and 11 degrees Celsius respectively,” the
weatherman said.
Yesterday, 18 flights and 50 north-bound trains were
delayed as heavy fog engulfed the city for the first time this