The air quality in Delhi was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category on Thursday after it deteriorated from ‘poor’ the previous day. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the air quality index was recorded at 346.
The minimum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the weather office said, as the city witnessed cold and foggy morning.
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Railways officials said 11 north-bound trains, including the Purushottam Express, Bhubneshwar-Delhi Duranto, Poorva Express, Brahmputra Mail, were running late by an average of 2-3 hours.
The fog dropped visibility in various parts of the city. The visibility was 400 metres at Safdarjung at 8.30 am and 250 metres at Palam at 7.30 am, said a MeT department official.
"Shallow to moderate fog enveloped the city in the morning, with the visibility at 8.30 a.m. recorded at 400 metres at Safdarjung," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
The sky will remain clear with haze thereafter, he said, adding that the humidity was recorded at 100 per cent in the morning.
On Wednesday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 21.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.