Delhi receives light showers fog delays 50 flights

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New Delhi, Feb 6 (UNI) Delhi received light showers early this morning, leading to rise in mercury to 8.8 degree Celsius, even as dense fog plummeted visibility levels, resulting in nearly 50 flight delays at the airport and rescheduling of many others.

The showers followed a heavy cloud cover enveloping the Delhi skyline since last evening. A total of 2.7 mm of rain was recorded till 0830 hours. The clouds and rain led to a rise in minimum temperature to 8.8 degrees.

Meanwhile, after a clear sky in Delhi for almost entire January, a dense fog returned to the Capital this morning. The fog and clouds plummeted visibility levels in the Capital, leading to several flight delays and rescheduling of various flights, besides causing traffic jams in many areas.

''The Runway Visual Range (RVR) at the airport fell to 125 RVR units, forcing the airport authorities to put in force the low visibility procedures. About 50 flights were delayed and several others had to be rescheduled due to fog,''a spokesperson of the GMR Group said.

The visibility levels had, however, improved now to 800 RVR units, the spokesperson said.

More rains have been forecast in Delhi during the next 24 hours.

The Met office have forecast a generally cloudy sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with rain and thundershowers in many areas.

Further, the weather office has also forecast a rise in mercury to 10 degrees C tomorrow.

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