At least 10 flights, including nine domestic and one international flight, were diverted from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport early on Monday due to fog and low visibility, an airport official said. "These ten flights have been diverted from Delhi airport between 7.45 am and and 9.10 am," the official said.
"The visibility today has been low.... Nine domestic flights and one international flight has been diverted from Delhi airport due to low visibility," the official added.
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At Delhi airport, the minimum runway visibility required for take off is 125 metres.
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The national capital witnessed a cold and foggy morning on Monday as the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 11.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the average.
According to the weather department, cloudy skies will prevail ahead of the day. Very light rain or thundershowers are expected in some parts, it said.
"The sky will be generally cloudy and there are chances of light rain and thunderstorm," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
The city has received 0.2 mm rainfall in past 24 hours. According to the official, the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 23 degrees Celsius.
Relative humidity in the national capital was 89 per cent at 8.30 am.
Maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 22.7 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average, while the minimum temperature was 11.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal.