This year's winter seems to be playing the game of hide and seek. After 2-3 days of bright sunshine a thick fog returned to the capital on this morning to haunt the public again. Because of the dense fog many flights and trains have been delayed causing inconvenience to the people. The visibility on the city's roads was reported to be dropped below 50 metres early in the morning.
The dense fog reduced the visibility of runway at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to about 280 metres, which affected the landing and take-off of several flights. It has been reported that almost 14 international flights and five domestic flights were delayed. Nine domestic flights have to be cancelled as well.
Not only the flights, but trians are badly that hit by the fog and poor visibilty. Many trains especially coming form the eastern part of the country are running late to the tune of almost 12-24 hours.
According to the met department fog could persist till 10 in the morning or even after that in coming days. Increase in wind speed and appearance of sunlight will clear the fog to improve the visibility levels in Delhi and adjoining areas thereafter, as reported by the skymet weather. The fog is likely to start clearing out only after noon.
A weather department forecast said yesterday that the maximum and minimum temperatures today are expected to hover around 22 and 9 degrees celsius.