rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Rains, fog make Delhi shiver

Rains, fog make Delhi shiver

Last updated on: December 28, 2010 13:04 IST

Rains, fog make Delhi shiver

     Next

Next

A blanket of fog coupled with rains made Tuesday morning very difficult for Delhiites though the minimum temperature rose only slightly.

Light showers that began at approximately 9 am took the residents of the capital by surprise as they stepped out of their homes to go to their work places.


Image: People ride bicycles on a foggy morning in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
     Next

Rains, fog make Delhi shiver

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Though the minimum temperature was recorded at 7.4 degrees Celsius as against Monday's 6.1 degree Celsius, there was no respite from cold. The maximum temperature was recorded at 21 degree Celsius.

Image: Airport staff walk towards the main terminal amid heavy fog in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Prev     Next

Rains, fog make Delhi shiver

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
Though there was fog, flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport remained normal with no diversions or cancellations. Delhi airport has witnessed dense fog since Christmas day.

Image: A security staff stands guard at a construction site amid heavy fog near the airport in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Prev     Next

Rains, fog make Delhi shiver

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
On Monday night, dense fog enveloped the new runway of the airport, while there was shallow fog on the main and second runways.

Image: Labourers work at a construction site amid heavy fog near the airport in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Prev     Next

Rains, fog make Delhi shiver

Prev     More
Prev

More
This led to implementation of low visibility procedures at the new runway at approximately 10 pm. Flights operated using CAT III instrument landing system while on the other, CAT I was used.

Image: A man sits on his motorcycle on a trailer attached to a tractor on a foggy morning in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Prev     More