Mercury rises to 6.8 degrees C, fog affects train services in Delhi

Mercury rises to 6.8 degrees C, fog affects train services in Delhi

The national capital witnessed another cold morning with the mercury dipping to 4.2 degrees Celsius and high humidity levels reducing visibility to 400 metres.

Puneites waiting for winter chill to grip the city may have to wait a little longer as the minimum and maximum temperatures in the city are set to increase by one to two degrees Celsius in the next few days. Due to fog, 22 north India-bound trains were cancelled, three rescheduled while 49 were running late as of 6 am, a senior railway official said.

According to the Met office here, the places recording below 10 degree Celsius on Tuesday included Jharsuguda with 7.8 degree, Baleswar with 9.3 degree, Sambalpur 8.9 degree, Keonjhar 7.4 degree, Hirakud 8.3 and Angul with 7.6 degree. Visibility was below 200 metres at 8.30am.

Meantime, the temperature in Cuttack was 11 degree Celsius, while Bhubaneswar recorded 10.6 degree Celsius on Tuesday. MeT officials said clear sky led to rise in day temperature. In Chandbali, Puri, Paradip, Gopalpur and Malkangiri, the minimum temperature was 10.8 degree Celsius, 13.2 degree Celsius, 13.5 degree Celsius, 13.5 degree Celsius and 13.6 degree Celsius respectively.

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