Delhi is engulfed under the blanket of thick fog on Monday as a result of which many trains and flights got delayed. In morning the visibility became below 50 meters which disrupted many flights too. Meanwhile the minimum temperature was recorded two notches above the season's average at 9 degrees Celsius.
At least 15 flights that had to take off from Indira Gandhi International Airport have been reported to be delayed, while about 78 trains were running late till 8:30 am.
As per the Skymet weather forecast similar conditions could again hit flight and train traffic as dense fog would continue to hit the national capital city during the next two days.
The basic reason behind the fog in Delhi and other parts of northwest plains today is said to be single digit night temperature, slow winds and high humidity level. Western disturbance in Jammu & Kashmir has moved eastward but has also left a fair amount of moisture in the region to make conditions conducive for the formation of fog in Delhi and other areas.
According to the various reports with the approach of another Western disturbance which might help in decreasing fog in Delhi after 48 hours as south-easterly winds would lead to increase in minimum temperatures. Also a cloud cover over Delhi would reduce the intensity of the fog thereafter.