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Delhi-NCR has been reeling under the effects of cold wave and chilling weather this winter with temperatures dipping to as low as 3 degrees last month.
All flights to and from the Delhi airport were delayed on Monday morning owing to dense fog.
Delhi-NCR has been reeling under the effects of cold wave and chilling weather this season with temperatures dipping as low as 3 degrees last month. Poor visibility early in the morning has caused much inconvenience to the public.
As many as 13 Delhi-bound trains were also reported to have been running late this morning, news agency ANI reported.
Dense fog engulfs parts of Delhi; Visuals from Garrison Parade Ground, Delhi Cantonment. pic.twitter.com/gRL62Hk00L— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2019
Delhi witnessed light showers on Sunday with minimum temperature touching 8.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
The national capital recorded 1.6mm rainfall, while maximum temperature remained at 19.6 degrees Celsius.
They said the mercury may drop on Monday with minimum temperature going down to 7 degrees Celsius.
"It will be mainly clear sky with moderate to dense fog in the morning. Haze or smoke will be thereafter with maximum temperature touching 18 degrees Celsius and minimum remaining at 7 degrees Celsius," the weather office said in its forecast.
13 trains to Delhi running late due to fog conditions/poor visibility. pic.twitter.com/JBkBBVmDRL— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2019
Meanwhile, the national capital recorded its lowest pollution level of this year on Sunday after a spell of rain, but the air quality remained in the 'very poor' category, authorities said.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in the city was 338, news agency PTI reported.
Delhi's air quality has been oscillating between the upper range of 'very poor' and 'severe' category for the past two weeks.
(With inputs from agencies)