Delhi recorded its lowest minimum temperature of the season on Monday with 5.7°C.
Dense fog at the national capital caused fall of the visibility level below 50 meters - less than the minimum needed for flight operations - resulting in the delay in departure or diversion of domestic and worldwide flights coming for Delhi. So far there have been 4 cancellations, including three domestic and one worldwide flight. This comes a day after over 350 flights flying out of Delhi were either suspended or delayed. Due to the flights delays, travel plans and New Year celebrations of many passengers went haywire. "This is so far the worst fog we have experienced this year", said RK Jenamani, Director, IMD, Delhi area and IGI airport. Trains were also hit today due to fog. The national transporter has recently installed 4,920 such devices in the most fog-affected rail zones.On Sunday, the minimum temperature had settled at 6.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal.almost all flights arriving and departing from Delhi were affected.
According to the Indian Meteorological department, general visibility improved to 200 metres at IGI as compared to zero metres the past two days.
On January 1, 2018, the air pollution in the national capital stood on the brink of emergency level adding to the worsening fog condition. While no departure from the airport took place during this five hour period, the arrivals also were affected due to visibility issues. The dense fog seems to create major problems for the visitors as the operations at the airport is severely affected.