Fog continues to hamper normal life in north India

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New Delhi, Dec 19: Intense cold and foggy conditions threw normal life out of gear in northern parts of the country. Due to poor visibilty, especially during early morning hours, six international and eight domestic domestic flights were delayed at athe Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) on Monday, said reports. At 8.30am visibility was 250 metres while humidity stood at 92 per cent.

On Sunday, at least five international and three domestic flights were delayed due to weather.

The impaired visibilty has also affected the railways with 24 trains running late. Five trains were rescheduled and one was cancelled due to the harsh weather, said reports.

Thousands of passengers were left stranded at New Delhi Railway Station due to dense fog conditions in several parts of North India - such as the cities of Moradabad and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.

Fog a Taj Mahal

Fog a Taj Mahal

Tourists visit a fog engulfed Taj Mahal in Agra

Fog near India Gate

Fog near India Gate

A view of India Gate engulfed in fog in New Delhi on Saturday.

Fog in Dwarka Metro stattion

Fog in Dwarka Metro stattion

People wait for metro train amid dense fog at the Dwarka Sector 21 Metro Station in New Delhi

Rapid Metro train in Gurugram

Rapid Metro train in Gurugram

A Rapid Metro train running on its tracks during a foggy day in Gurugram on Sunday.

Thick fog in Amritsar

Thick fog in Amritsar

Men riding horse carts on road covered with thick layer of fog in Amritsar.

People waiting due train delays

People waiting due train delays

Stranded passengers at railway station wait for their trains which got delayed due to intense fog in Allahabad

Low visibility on roads

Low visibility on roads

Vehicles move through dense fog at Delhi- Agra Highway in Faridabad.

The Meteorological Department has forecast mainly dry weather in the state over the week ahead, which could lead to further drop in the night temperature.

On Saturday, 52 trains were delayed and 12 rescheduled in the National capital.

According to reports, the weather office has predicted that the country will witness an above normal winter this year.

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