14 trains were delayed due to fog in Delhi, which recorded a minimum temperature of 7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday morning, reports news agency ANI.
Ranchi-Delhi and Jaynagar-Anand Vihar Garib Rath, Farakka Express, Poorva Express, Sealdah-Rajdhani were among those delayed. A cover of moderate fog enveloped the city with visibility reduced to 200 metres at Palam and 400 metres at Safdarjung, at 5.30 am. The humidity level oscillated between 100 and 63 per cent.
"The skies will be clear. There will be moderate fog in the morning and haze and smoke thereafter. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 20 and 7 degrees respectively," officials said.
While the low visibility in the morning stalled several trains, operations at the Delhi airport remained unaffected. According to the Air Quality Index, major pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 were in the "poor" category at the Indira Gandhi International airport.
The Met department predicts "very dense" to "dense" fog today and in the coming week.
On Monday, dense fog in north India affected 13 trains headed to Delhi due to thick fog and cold wave as the visibility dropped to zero metres at Palam area between 6:30 am and 7:30 am.
(With Inputs From ANI, IANS)
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