Delhiites continued to reel under severe cold conditions on Tuesday even as the minimum temperature settled at 4.8 degrees Celsius, over two notches above than that on Monday morning.
“The minimum temperature was recorded at 4.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal,” a MeT official said, adding, the humidity was 91 per cent.
♦ Shallow to moderate Fog observed over Delhi-NCR.
♦ Very Dense Fog in many pockets over East UP; Dense Fog in many pockets over Bihar; Moderate to Dense Fog in many pockets over Punjab, Chandigarh, West Rajasthan; in isolated pockets over Haryana, West UP and northwest MP. pic.twitter.com/UiUacO7acz
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) December 31, 2019
Dense fog was seen in many parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. While moderate to dense fog was witnessed in parts of Punjab, Chandigarh and West Rajasthan. The air quality was recorded at 401 in the severe category.
The maximum temperature in Delhi took a big tumble on Monday to settle at 9.4 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest December day since 1901.
It was also the coldest day in the national capital during December-February period since 1951.
The delay in train varies from 15 hours to one hour. Long-distance trains such as Bhubaneshwar- Anand Vihar Odisha Sampark Kranti Express (12819) was delayed by 15 hours on Tuesday morning whereas Puri- Anand Vihar Neelanchal (12875) is running late by 13 hours. Lucknow- Delhi Gomti Express is running late by 5 hours while Amritsar- New Delhi Intercity is late by over an hour.
Meanwhile, flight operations are normal at the Delhi Airport.
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