Dense fog hit the Capital for the third consecutive day on Tuesday affecting the flights and train movement. Flyers at Indira Gandhi International Airport and Railway passengers faced a harrowing time due to the dense fog that affected the schedules of over 40 flights.
Twenty-nine domestic and international had to be rescheduled and 10 cancelled.
On Monday, over 140 flights were disrupted due to dense fog. Wednesday might again see a foggy morning but a clear sky in the later part of the day.
The fog affected over a hundred trains with as many as 60 running late by four to 24 hours. The New Delhi-bound Patna Rajdhani is running late by 17 hours and the Patna-New Delhi Sampoorn Kranti Express by 24 hours .
For the citizens, it was a cold and foggy Christmas as the temperature dipped to a minimum of 7 degrees Celsius and the maximum hovered around 19 on Tuesday.
The weatherman also agreed that the winter had set in very late and that the temperature was supposed to be like this several days ago.
The weather conditions are likely to remain almost the same on Wednesday and the remainder of the week. “Thursday, the minimum temperature may crawl up to 8 degrees, which will fall again on Friday but then the maximum might go up to rest at 20,” said the weatherman.
Heavy fog has been forecast for Wednesday morning.