Delhi logs season’s lowest of 4.4 deg Celsius; Orange warning for next two days

New Delhi:

Delhi’s minimum temperature on Wednesday morning plunged to 4.4 degrees Celsius -– the season’s lowest — making the national capital colder than Dharamsala, Nainital and Dehradun. A dense layer of fog lowered visibility to 200 metres, affecting the movement of road and rail traffic.

At least 19 trains to Delhi were delayed by one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half hours due to the foggy weather, a Railways spokesperson said.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) shared satellite images that showed a thick layer of fog over the Indo-Gangetic plains and adjoining central and eastern parts of the country.