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Out in the cold: Children and their parents braving the chill after light showers in the Capital on Wednesday.
Out in the cold: Children and their parents braving the chill after light showers in the Capital on Wednesday.

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The severe cold weather that the Capital has been experiencing lately continued on Wednesday too with rain adding to the people’s misery and the skies appearing largely grey and gloomy throughout the day. Though no flight disruptions were reported at Delhi airport, the weatherman has forecast dense fog for Thursday. Airport Meteorological Department director R. K. Jenamani said: “Low-visibility procedure was implemented at the airport from Wednesday evening. Dense fog conditions can be expected from Wednesday midnight to late Thursday morning till about 10 a.m. Visibility conditions can plummet to zero.”

“Dense fog conditions can continue for two nights,” Dr. Jenamani added.

Meanwhile, train movement was hit with 10 trains from the Capital being rescheduled including the New Delhi Jabalpur Express and the Kolkata-bound Poorva Express which will now ply on Thursday. Over 20 trains coming to the Capital were delayed by over three hours. Some trains were cancelled.The weatherman recorded the maximum and minimum temperatures at 16.2 degrees Celsius and 8.1 degrees Celsius respectively on Wednesday in addition to 4.6 mm of rain.The weatherman said the rain was due to western disturbances over Jammu and Kashmir and upper air cyclonic circulation over south Rajasthan and neighbourhood. The rain will not improve matters as far as the fog is concerned because the presence of moisture in the air prevents dispersal of fog. The rain also impacted the temperatures -- the minimum temperature went up while the maximum temperature took a dip.

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