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Several flights, trains delayed due to fog and low visibility as dense fog engulfs Delhi-NCR

Several flights leaving Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) were delayed due to fog. While according to information received from Northern Railway, six trains are also running late due to fog.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Severe cold and fog continues to wreak havoc in the national capital Delhi. Normal life is being affected by this. Due to fog and low visibility in Delhi, many flights and trains were delayed by several hours o n Wednesday.

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The airport authority on Wednesday informed that several flights departing from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) were delayed due to fog. While according to information received from Northern Railway, six trains are also running late due to fog.

As the national capital continues to experience extreme chills due to the ongoing coldwave, many of Delhi’s homeless complain that the authorities are not of much help. The minimum temperature at Safdarjung was recorded as 2.6°Celsius while at Lodhi road, it was 2.2°Celsius on Wednesday morning.

According to the Meteorological Department, due to Western Disturbance, the weather of North-West India may be affected on January 18 and 20. At the same time, the cold wave conditions are likely to end in Delhi from January 19.

According to Northern Railway officials, Barauni-New Delhi Clone Special, Kamakhya-Delhi Brahmaputra Mail, Visakhapatnam-New Delhi Andhra Pradesh Express, Sultanpur-Anand Vihar Terminal Sadbhavna Express, Jabalpur-Hazrat Nizamuddin Gondwana, Manikpur-Hazrat Nizamuddin Uttar Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express is running late by one hour.

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The IMD informed that the cold wave conditions over northwest India are likely to subside from January 19. Rain/thunderstorm is likely to start from January 22 and continue till January 25.

Meanwhile, a senior scientist from IMD said on Monday that the national capital would experience severe cold wave conditions for two days til Wednesday, January 18.

Even today, Delhi is badly affected due to cold wave and fog. Due to the cold winds, a drop in the minimum temperature has been recorded in Delhi. At the same time, visibility is also affected due to fog. There is also a camp of light clouds in the sky since this morning. However, there is a possibility of sunshine during the day, due to which there are signs of improvement in the maximum .

Dense fog to engulf isolated parts in West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Bihar, Tripura while cold wave conditions might also continue over Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh.

On January 23 and 24, sporadic light to moderate hailstorms are also probable over Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan.

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