New Delhi, Jan 29:  It was a cold, foggy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 8 degrees Celsius.  Poor visibility due to dense fog led to the cancellation of several trains.  Flights from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) have also been delayed, rescheduled or cancelled. The day ahead is likely to be clear with the maximum temperature likely to hover around 21 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the Air Quality Index of Delhi’s Lodhi Road area was at a moderate level. The prominent pollutants PM 2.5 recorded at 211 and PM 10 at 213 today.

Several parts of North India, including Delhi and the adjoining National Capital Region, have been witnessing a dense fog and a fall in the temperatures.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its weekly forecast has also mentioned that Delhi can witness dense, shallow and moderate fog this week.

In the ridge area of Delhi, the minimum temperature will fluctuate between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius resulting into poor visibility whereas in Delhi University area, the minimum temperature will fluctuate between 6 and 10 degrees Celsius while maximum temperature will remain 24 degrees Celsius.

Foggy conditions will continue at Palam.  With ‘moderate’ fog at Aya Nagar, minimum temperature will remain 10 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature will fluctuate with one or two degrees Celsius.