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18 trains cancelled due to fog

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Train services were affected as cold wave marked by poor visibility due to “very dense” fog continued to prevail in the capital.

Northern Railway Chief PRO said train movement in the region was affected by fog. Till 6 a.m., 43 north-bound trains were delayed, seven rescheduled and 18 cancelled.

According to an official from Met Department the minimum temperature dipped to 6.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday morning, three notches below the average for the season.

“The fog was very dense reducing visibility in the morning. It was 100 metres at Safdarjung and 50 metres at Palam,” the official said. The dip in temperature also affected relative humidity that was recorded at 100 per cent at 8.30 a.m.

The Met office dense morning fog on Monday morning. The sky is expected to be clear during the day and maximum temperature likely to hover around 21 degrees Celsius.