Delhi fogged up on New Year Day, flights, trains disrupted

Delhi remained under dense fog as cold wave continued

All domestic and worldwide flights from the Delhi airport were put on hold at about 6 am morning and they started taking off a little before 11 am. A large number of flights and trains were delayed. Majority of the flights to New Delhi and other areas were delayed by about three hours from Hyderabad.

Visibility at the airport fell to as low as 50 metres on the morning of New Year's Eve, with flight schedules going haywire.

"Delhi woke up to worst fog of the season".

Hundreds of passengers at Delhi's airport and several railway stations in north India were left stranded on Monday after multiple flights and trains got affected due to the thick fog.

Q2 Weather: Snow and very cold with risky travel
As sunrise on Saturday nears, a bit of light snow may develop across the area, especially for points west of the Lehigh Valley. Another push of bitterly cold air will move into Wisconsin Friday night and linger through New Year's Day Monday .

Monday's maximum temperature settled at 20.1 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average while the minimum was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. The maximum was likely to hover around 21 degrees.

Visibility improved to 2,000 metres later in the day and operations were restored to normal. The runway visual range was 100-125 metres, while aircraft require more than 125 metres for take-off.

The National Capital Region (NCR) has been witnessing heavy smog condition for the last two months - following Diwali festival - due to pollutants sourced from automobile emissions, road dust, industrial emissions and huge volume of smoke resulted due to crop-residue burning on vast swathes of land in neighboring Punjab and Haryana.

The poor visibility has also affected railway traffic in the national capital, with 15 trains cancelled, 57 arriving late and 18 been rescheduled.

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