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Flight schedules disrupted

January 03, 2007 10:45 IST
Last Updated: January 03, 2007 12:25 IST


Air traffic at the international and domestic airports remained disrupted for the fourth consecutive day as dense fog resulted in poor visibility.

From midnight till 6.30 am on Wednesday, eight international and 13 domestic flights had to be diverted as visibility was less than 50 meters, said an airport official.

He said that only CAT III enabled flights were operational.

However, visibility improved as the day progressed.

"Since 6.30 am all the flights are on schedule and the runway visibility has improved to 1500 mt and 2000 mt," added the official.

As many as 36 in-coming flights and 50 departures were cancelled at the IGI Airport since midnight, with the runway visibility dipping to around 100 metres at times, the spokesman said.

MISTY MORNING IN DELHI

Delhi on Wednesday woke up to a misty morning accompanied by shallow fog as the city's minimum temperature went a notch below normal.

The minimum temperature dipped to 6 degrees Celsius in the morning and was one notch below the normal for this time of the season, the weather department said. The maximum temperature was 17 degree Celsius, five degrees below normal.

The weatherman has predicted a clear sky during the day and the minimum temperature will hover around 5 degrees Celsius in the next 24 hours.

 



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